SCHNEIDERLIN: WHY I CHOSE EVERTON
Morgan Schneiderlin says it was an “easy decision” to seal a move to Everton from Manchester United despite offers from several sides in Europe.
Since Jose Mourinho's arrival at Old Trafford the midfielder found it difficult to seal a first-team place as the Frenchman ended an 18-month spell with the Reds on Thursday.
He told Sky Sports: "When I made the decision to leave, I knew the choice was important.
“I knew a lot of clubs were interested. I spoke with a lot of managers but when Everton came I knew I had a platform because I knew the staff and it's a big club, too. It was an easy decision.
“You need to know what you want in life. Me, I want to play football and enjoy it. That's the most important thing, to play with a smile on my face and be able to play every weekend.
“I'm not the kind of player to sit on the bench and be happy. As soon as I saw I was not the first or second choice, I went to see the manager and told him face-to-face what I thought. We had a good discussion and I'm happy he understood.”