Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that he will not start every game for Manchester United under manager Louis van Gaal.
Schneiderlin, who joined Manchester United in a £25million deal from Southampton during the summer, has had to accept a rotational role alongside midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick this season.
The Frenchman was an unused substitute in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal last weekend, while he was also a substitute against both Liverpool and PSV earlier in the season.
Schneiderlin admits that he had grown accustomed to playing each game during his time at Southampton – he started 91 Premier League games in three seasons there – but that “things have changed” now he has moved to Old Trafford.
“I have played a lot of matches,” Schneiderlin said. “The coach made a lot of changes in attack and even in midfield and you have to get used to it.
“I used to play all the games with Southampton but things have changed. I happened to be on the bench, you have to take it philosophically.”
United return to Premier League action on Saturday against Everton and are slight favourites heading into the match at Goodison Park.
Who would you select as United’s central midfield pairing? Discuss this, and other issues, on our Manchester United Your Say forum.