Schneiderlin’s first interview in Australia

The Wanderers announced the arrival of former Manchester United and France midfielder Schneiderlin on loan from Ligue 1 outfit Nice for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

Schneiderlin brings a wealth of experience to the title-chasing Wanderers, having won titles with United and represented France at the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

The 33-year-old was pitchside for Western Sydney’s showdown with Central Coast Mariners on Saturday night, and he gave his first interview down under.

Schneiderlin was asked about his move to Marko Rudan’s Wanderers, who are looking to snap their five-season drought without finals football.

“It happened very quick. In a week it was done. I learned interest from them a week ago – 10 days ago,” Schneiderlin told Paramount+.

“It was a bit of reflection for me because it’s an important move. But I was very confidence by the speech of the coach.

I’m here to win and the team wants to win. I was happy but everything happened very fast. 

“I landed yesterday morning and I’m very happy to be here.”

The Wanderers host reigning champions Western United at CommBank Stadium on Sunday, February 5.

Schneiderlin added: “I want to play as soon as possible. Obviously the last two months I haven’t played a lot.

“I feel ready. I kept myself in shape and I will train all week, and after it’s the manager’s decision.

“But I’m ready to play next week.”