Morgan Schneiderlin reveals 'big' Manchester United team meeting
Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has revealed that the club's players had a recent meeting in which they admitted results are not good enough and vowed to fight for the badge.
When United face Watford at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, the France midfielder wants them to repeat the desire shown while overcoming Arsenal on Sunday. United defeated Arsene Wenger's men 3-2 with Marcus Rashford scoring twice.
Schneiderlin told MUTV: "You have to show that [desire] week in and week out, but even more so when we have a lot of injuries and a lot of young players that are not known. Everyone wants to show that they deserve a place at Manchester United and everyone wants to fight for the badge.
"We had a big discussion a few weeks ago, saying the results weren't what we expect, but also that it's not only about us. It is about the whole town, about the whole football club. So we need to make sure we place Manchester United in the right place."
Schneiderlin has found some impressive form recently with Louis van Gaal singling his out for praise in a news conference to preview the match against Arsenal.
Van Gaal spoke about how the former Southampton midfielder should have received more credit for the way he performed against FC Midtjylland when United won 5-1 in the second leg at Old Trafford.
Schneiderlin followed up that display against the Danish club by playing a pivotal role again in the Arsenal match. The 26-year-old was also one of the experienced heads who helped United's young players through the game against Wenger's title chasers.
The Frenchman said: "Everyone knew when they saw the team sheet that we have a very young team. So we knew that we had to be at our best and be very aggressive. There are a lot of points to take, but football is very quick so we now need to make sure that we win against Watford.
"We've seen this season all the teams above slip up and all the teams have some bad results. So it is up to us to exploit that."
Arindam is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @ARejSport.