Southampton midfield duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama are the best midfield partnership in the Premier League.
The pair, who formed part of an impervious barrier to the Manchester United attack yesterday, have formed a partnership that could take the Saints to the Champions League.
With Wanyama ability to break up play and Schneiderlin's energy and ball-playing ability, the midfielders have all the attributes to match the best midfields in the league.
Wanyama the wall
When Victor Wanyama joined the Saints he was also linked to Arsenal and it is easy to see why Arsene Wenger would want such a strong figure in front of his back four.
The Kenyan is a mountainous figure for Ronald Koeman and represents a real challenge for any midfielder in the league when it comes to power.
This season though, his passing range has improved massively and he is now able to link up the play when receiving it from his defenders.
Whilst Morgan Schneiderlin may not be able to match his teammates power, he makes up for it in other ways.
The French international is renouned for his energy to get up and down the pitch, and with his sensational range of passing, the Saints are definitely in good hands when he is on the ball.
Schneiderlin is also not averse to winning the ball back though, as was shown when he was one of the top interceptors in the Premier League.
With the pair sat in front of his defence, Ronald Koeman knows he can give his fullbacks Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand a bit more freedom to get forward knowing that his midfielders will offer protection.
Such is their understanding of each other, Schniderlin will often surge forward looking to get involved in the final third, but is also on-hand when needed on his own 18-yard box.
Wanyama's sheer presence and enviable ball-winning qualities, coupled with Schneiderlin's energy and passing range make them the best central midfield partnership in the league.
If the Saints are to make the Champions League this season some of the credit will definitely have to be given to Wanyama and Schneiderlin, and they will also be able to test their skills at the very top level.
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