Schneiderlin’s career has taken him to the likes of Southampton, Manchester United and Everton - but it is Taarabt who he says stands out above the rest.
The pair played together in their younger years, while in French football.
And Taarabt’s ability in possession still stands out as particularly memorable to Schneiderlin.
“The most skilful player… I will say Adel Taarabt,” the French midfielder, who joined Everton during the January transfer window, said.
“I used to play with him at France and then he went on to play for Queens Park Rangers at Tottenham Hotspur.
“He used to always megs, and the talent he has does not reflect the career he has had and the career he’s having at the moment.”
Taarabt is a fairly well known figure to English football - but he is always considered to have wasted his ability.
Taarabt has played for both Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur over his career to date, but never managed to reach the levels many expected of him.
Taarabt is currently contracted to Benfica, but he was loaned out to Genoa in January.
Since joining the Serie A side the Moroccan international has made four substitute appearances.