Tiger Fight, October 18 News Schneiderlin, who once played for Manchester United and now plays for Nice, recently accepted an interview with The Athletic. In the interview, he talked about his experience of playing for Manchester United. Schneiderlin said that Van Gaal was really too strict when he was coaching at Manchester United. Manchester United players even need to get Van Gaal's approval before eating, and then the players can eat. Schneiderlin thought Van Gaal was a top coach, but Manchester United did not need Van Gaal's overly strict management style.
Schneiderlin mentioned: "Before Manchester United signed me, there were several clubs that were also interested in me, but when Manchester United sent me an invitation, I had no other choice, because I could not refuse Manchester United, and I think Manchester United and Real Madrid are the two largest clubs in the world."
"I couldn't refuse Manchester United at the time, but if I followed my own heart, I would join Tottenham. I was very familiar with the Tottenham head coach at the time. I was also very familiar with Tottenham's game style and coaching methods."
"Tottenham contacted my agent at the time and I knew they wanted to sign me, and Van Gaal wanted to sign me for Manchester United, and I didn't contact Van Gaal at the time."
"So I chose to join Manchester United because of the club rather than the team's head coach."
Schneiderlin thought that Van Gaal was too strict with the players when he was coaching at Manchester United. Schneiderlin said: "I think Van Gaal's coaching style at Manchester United was too strict."
"When our players get the ball, Van Gaal will tell us what we must do, but when I play under Coman and Pochettino, Pochettino and Coman will make the players follow their instincts."
"In my opinion, the worst thing for a football player is to think too much in the game. If the coach sets too many restrictions, the player will think:'The coach wants me to do this, I should listen. his.'"
"The players will lose their instincts, and there may be passing errors."
"The player may not be able to stay focused because of this, and the player's confidence may also be undermined."
"When I was at Manchester United, I sometimes performed great in a game, but sometimes I performed very badly. I was not confident enough at the time and I would complain to my wife."
"To be honest, I didn't play freely when I played for Manchester United, and when I think about that experience now I will be hurt."
"The pressure the club brings to me is not too big a problem. I like pressure. As a player, I like the feeling of being pressured. That can make my adrenaline soar. Manchester United fans are also very good to me."
"I thought I had a problem at the time. I knew I could have made a greater contribution to Manchester United, but I didn't do it."
"When I look back on what happened in the past, I think I shouldn't be so depressed at the time, but that is the real situation at the time."
"Van Gaal was really too strict at the time. We even needed his permission to eat at the time. I think that was the way to manage 19 or 20-year-old players. That method is useless for older players like us. "
"I think Van Gaal has proven that he is a top coach, but our Manchester United players did not need his management style at the time."
In July 2015, Manchester United signed Schneiderlin from Southampton with a transfer fee of 35 million euros, and Schneiderlin was already one of the most stable midfielders in the Premier League. In January 2017, Manchester United sold Schneiderlin to Everton for 23.06 million euros, and in July this year, Everton sold Schneiderlin to Nice for 2.3 million euros.