Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is wary of praising Morgan Schneiderlin too much.
The midfielder put in an excellent display during the Red Devils’ 1-0 win at the Etihad stadium on Sunday compared to Fellaini.
LVG stated: “I don’t have to say that too loud because the last time I said I am very happy for Morgan Schneiderlin, after that he played not so well.
“But today he played a very good match. He was a lot of times available to receive the pass but also defensively was very firm and strict and he played also a very important position in midfield.
“I was very happy especially because I had to rotate. Fellaini could not play the fourth game in a row.”