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Michael Owen slams Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin


Morgan Schneiderlin is not good enough to start games for Manchester United, says Michael Owen.

The France international was signed by then United manager Louis van Gaal for £24million in the summer of 2015 but has only played five minutes in the Premier League under new boss Jose Mourinho this campaign.

However, Owen thinks the 26-year-old should start alongside side veteran Michael Carrick in the holding midfield role for United’s test against Liverpool after the international break.

When being a pundit on BT Sport, Owen said: “When you think that the strength of Liverpool’s game is deep runs from midfield, I bet my bottom dollar that it won’t be Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba against Liverpool at Anfield

“He [Mourinho] would be really brave to do that.

“I think it should be Michael Carrick or Morgan Schneiderlin, although I don’t think he’s quite good enough to be a Manchester United regular.

“Marouane Fellaini I don’t think understands that role in this team so much.

“I would pick Carrick – or you could pick Herrera and Carrick and have Pogba as a number 10.” he added.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)


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