Manchester United outcasts Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay have been linked with a January move to Everton, according to the Daily Mirror.

The pair have barely played for the Red Devils this season, despite the slow start Jose Mourinho’s side have made to the campaign.

That failure to break into the starting XI at Old Trafford has alerted Toffees boss Ronald Koeman, who reportedly believes Goodison Park is the perfect place for the stars to revitalise their Premier League careers.

Schneiderlin, who was a £27 million signing under Louis Van Gaal last summer, has seen just six minutes of Premier League action this season, with Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick all preferred in the heart of the midfield.

Koeman, who knows the France international from their time together at Southampton, is also a fan of Dutch compatriot Depay, who has failed to establish himself at United following a £25 million switch from PSV.

“I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games” the 53-year-old told Fox Sports.

The chance to reunite with Koeman will surely be tempting for Schneiderlin, while the Dutchman’s status in his homeland will no doubt pique the interest of Holland international Depay, who scored twice for his country in the recent World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.

The club’s official Twitter account added further fuel to the fire by including the 22-year-old in a tweet rounding up the performances of Everton players on international duty.

Koeman’s side are the closest rivals to the newly crowned ‘big six’ this season and, if Schneiderlin and Depay do become the latest players to swap Manchester for Merseyside, the Goodison Park outfit have every chance of gatecrashing the European places come May.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here