Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that the Manchester United playing group were determined to play a more attacking brand to appease their supporters.
The Red Devils were much-improved in Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford and were desperately unlucky not to score on a number of occasions with Juan Mata and Anthony Martial hitting the woodwork.
Nevertheless, it was a much more fluid performance from Louis van Gaal’s men which midfielder Schneiderlin said was to repay the fans for recent subpar showings from the team.
“We talked before the game and said it was a must for us to be aggressive, to be on the front foot and to attack, just for our fans because they deserve to see some attractive football,” Schneiderlin told MUTV.
“Sometimes we can’t do that for whatever reason but it was a must for us to be on the front foot.”
“We created some magnificent chances and for everyone in the crowd I think it was a beautiful game.”
“For us it was a good game as well because Chelsea are a very good team. But it will be hard to sleep because we didn’t win.”