Morgan Schneiderlin: I came to United to win titles

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Manchester United completed the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton for a fee of £24 million on Monday and the France international has wasted no time in setting out his aims for the future.

Having spent seven years on the south coast, helping the Saints transform from a League One outfit to a top 10 Premier League side, the Frenchman is now ready to go one step further and win titles at his new club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Schneiderlin expressed his delight at joining the Red Devils and claimed he was ready for the challenge of playing for the 'biggest club in the world'.


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The 25-year-old said: "I hope I will settle in quickly and that we will win titles. That’s what the most important thing is, that is what the club deserves. That will be at the end of the year if I look back and win titles, it will be the best thing ever. The aim for a club like Manchester United is to win everything.

"Today I am the happiest man in the world to join the biggest team in the world. When you look at the badge, the stadium, it’s the biggest club in the world."

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If it is titles Schneiderlin wants then he has a joined a club that knows just how to do it. United have 20 first division titles, 13 of them coming in the Premier League era.

United have been without a title since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and following a disastrous season under David Moyes that saw the club finish in seventh, their lowest in Premier League history, a 21st title success seemed a long way off.

However, since Louis van Gaal's introduction last summer, the red side of Manchester seems to be getting back on track. Despite an awful start to last season United clawed their way back into the Champions League following a years hiatus.

A summer full of activity has seen Van Gaal address his sides most glaring weakness. Had United's midfield been up to the task of carrying the team forward, in the absence of Michael Carrick, and continued their scintillating midseason form, who knows what the pressure would have done to eventual champions, Chelsea.

Schneiderlin was brought in, along with Bastian Schweinsteiger to improve Manchester United's midfield and the French international, who made 231 league appearances for the Saints, is excited about the prospect of teaming up with the 2014 World Cup winner.

"Schweinsteiger is one of the best midfielders in the world and I am very happy to be playing with him." said Schneiderlin. "A team like Manchester United is already massive so when you sign for a team like this the level of expectation is massive."

Schneiderlin was also linked with a move to Arsenal, a team that also looks capable of challenging Chelsea for their crown this season, but it seems his choice to join Van Gaal's revolution at United could be a route to title success.

The Dutch manager is a proven winner having claimed title success in Holland, Spain and Germany. With the additions of Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay to go with the two central midfielders the Manchester United squad is looking stronger by the minute.

A few more smart additions in the right places could see United lifting the title come next summer, a year earlier than Van Gaal predicted.

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