The Red Devils head into Sunday’s clash with their local rivals looking to build on their 3-0 victory over Everton in their most recent Premier League outing last weekend.
Louis van Gaal’s United side were held to a 1-1 draw by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
And Schneiderlin, who joined the Red Devils from Southampton in the summer, says he is feeling in top shape ahead of his first taste of the Manchester derby.
“I always say, for me, it’s not the most important thing for me to score a goal,” Schneiderlin told MUTV. “The most important thing for me is how I feel on the pitch and I feel better and better as the weeks go on.
“I feel very good physically and my confidence is high. I’m happy with the way I’m playing. I need to keep going and scoring the goal was the icing on the cake.
“It won’t say everything about how the rest of the season will go but it will mark a print [in the season].
“And, if we can win this game and beat City and possibly get back to first place, it will make a statement again. So, for us, it’s very important to do that especially in front of our own fans. But, whatever happens, it won’t be the end, we still need to work hard because it’s a long season.”
Schneiderlin has scored one goal in eight Premier League appearances for the Red Devils so far this season.
He has also made two appearances in the Champions League for the Red Devils.
United head into Sunday’s clash knowing that victory would move them above their local rivals in the table.
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