Everton boss Marco Silva has faced a great deal of criticism after his side were beaten last weekend.

Morgan Schneiderlin has spoken out in defence of under-fire Everton boss Marco Silva on the club’s official website.

Silva has fallen under pressure at Everton, after what has been a rather underwhelming start to the campaign from his side.

The Toffees’ defeat to Bournemouth last weekend really put Silva in the firing line, as Everton’s poor away form continued.

But Schneiderlin has insisted that Silva is not to blame for Everton’s defeats.

“The manager and staff give us every single piece of information we need,” Schneiderlin said.

“We have videos available to see our opponents. We have everything we need.

“There are no excuses. We are going to know every single Sheffield United player. What they want, what they like and don’t like, their strengths and weaknesses.

“It is not a lack of training or information [that has led to errors]. There are small mistakes we need to correct.”

Schneiderlin’s comments will serve as a boost to the Everton boss, and hint that the dressing room is still firmly behind him.

Schneiderlin actually nearly left Everton last January, with the Daily Mail suggesting that the £20 million (Guardian) midfielder was up for sale.

But Silva opted to keep Schneiderlin at Goodison Park in the end, and his loyalty will surely be appreciated by the Portuguese boss.

Everton are next in action against Sheffield United, when anything less than three points will be considered a disappointment.

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