Everton signed Man United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin in the January transfer window of 2017 for £24m.
The France international had not had the greatest spell at Old Trafford after joining from Southampton, and this was a chance to revive his career. He had been one of the most formidable midfielders in the Premier League during his seven-year spell at The Saints, and Everton fans were keen on him rekindling that form.
This is what the fans had to say:
wishing you tons of luck, Morgan! Let's beat @ManCity !
— Ibrahim Siregar (@ibrasiregar) January 12, 2017
— Gaz. (@GaryDunning5) 12 January 2017
can’t wait to see you and Idrissa together in midfield. Good luck and enjoy it
— Roger Mottram (@rogerefc) 12 January 2017
Dunno if he is as good as when he first joined united
— Marc (@marcbarlow10_21) 12 January 2017
left Saints and now at a team who finish lower and don’t play in Europe. Great career move.
— Ben Palmer (@BenPalmer78) 14 January 2017
@franco_47nm @SchneiderlinMo4 brilliant signing for the club and player
— Lewis Johnston (@LewisLew10) 12 January 2017
— Sagar (@sagarhr50) 12 January 2017
good replacement for Barry.
— Eghosa (@osarumwenseegho) 12 January 2017
— Alex Leonard (@AlexLen1995) 12 January 2017
gonna have a sick midfield…
— Pierre (@RSA_EFC) 12 January 2017
A year and a half later, and Schneiderlin has become one of the most interesting figures at Goodison Park.
Fans are not particularly enamoured by the Frenchman, however, statistically he is a crucial player to The Toffees. He is a consistently high performing passer and tackler in the midfield, alongside Idrissa Gueye.
As a consequence, Schneiderlin has earned the reputation of being Everton’s best player fans love to hate. Unfortunately for the player, it seems very unlikely that the fans are going to change their mind in the future.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!