Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is grateful to Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew for his time in charge at St Mary's.

Schneiderlin revealed it was Pardew who added the defensive skills to his natural passing game that has made him the player he is today.

"He was the one saying to me to improve on my defensive skills," he told the Daily Echo.

"He was the one who was telling me 'come on, you need more tackling.' "So, thanks go to him and his words every day saying that to me."