Schneiderlin reveals real reason for swapping United for Everton

Joe Williams

Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that Everton’s “ambition” convinced him to leave Manchester United for Goodison Park.

The Frenchman made the switch to the Toffees in a deal that could rise to £24million after struggling for playing time at Old Trafford.

He didn’t start a single Premier League match under Jose Mourinho before his move in January and Schneiderlin says he wants to “do big things” at his new club.

“This club has ambition,” Schneiderlin told Sky Sports on his move. “They want to do great things and it has put a lot of confidence in me.

“I want Everton to reach the top and play in the Champions League. I’m just 27 and I want to do big things with this football club.

“That was the main thing for me, I wanted a club with ambition – not just to speak but to act on it.

“They brought good players last summer and they will bring good players this summer, they told me so. That’s what made me want to come.

“And I knew the players who were here already, every time I played against Everton it was hard.”