Schneiderlin delighted with Martial impact

The young striker was left red-faced after conceding an early penalty, but redeemed himself by heading home the visitors’ equaliser to win his team a point in the Russian capital


Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was satisfied with his side’s point away to CSKA Moscow, while saluting Anthony Martial’s impact in salvaging a 1-1 draw. 

Louis Van Gaal’s men had gone behind early on in the Russian capital after Martial gave away a penalty. 

But the Frenchman redeemed himself with the equaliser in the second half, converting a fine header to give United a valuable share of the points. 

“He did change the dynamic of the game. He didn’t let his head go down because it could happen to anyone, the penalty, and then he scored a great goal,” Schneiderlin said of his team-mate to BT Sport.

“After that we pushed on and we gave everything. But we couldn’t score the second goal, which is a shame.”

The Red Devils have started their Champions League group campaign with a win, draw and a loss to sit second behind Wolfsburg on four points. 

And Schneiderlin highlighted the importance of taking something away from Moscow after a hard 90 minutes. 

“We wanted to win but the most important thing was that we didn’t go away with zero points. So we needed to get what we can, and that’s one point,” he explained.

We had possession of the ball, so sometimes on the counter you see teams who have a lot of the ball but they concede on the counter-attack so we needed to be aware after the equaliser that they didn’t score a second one.”

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