Schneiderlin: United could’ve been more direct

Date published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 10:19

Morgan Schneiderlin Manchester United Football365

Morgan Schneiderlin was frustrated that Manchester United failed to turn possession into chances in their Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.

Anthony Martial earned United a 1-1 draw in the Russian capital after earlier giving away a penalty from which CSKA scored the rebound, with Louis van Gaal describing himself as “very happy” with his side’s overall performance.

Schneiderlin, however, believed United slipped up in failing to take all three points.

“We had good possession of the ball but we could not create enough chances,” he told BT Sport Europe.

“Second half was maybe a bit better, maybe Moscow were a little tired, we kept the ball and made them run a lot and then we had some chances in the second half.

“We could have played a bit more direct maybe but we know we can improve.”

Despite his frustration, Schneiderlin insists the most important thing was to return to Manchester with something in the bag.

“It’s never easy to come to Russia, we wanted to win but we will take a point,” he added.

“We wanted to come here to win, but the most important thing was not to leave here with zero points, sometimes the most important thing is to get what you can and that’s one point.

“It’s a bit of mixed feeling, but in the Champions League it is a marathon, it’s not just about one game.”

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