Bastian Schweinsteiger has been moved into the reserve dressing room at Manchester United with Jose Mourinho telling the German midfielder to find a new club.
The Mail Online have reported that Schweinsteiger has emptied out his first team locker at Old Trafford and has been training with the under-21 squad all last week.
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The decision to allow the 32-year-old to move on and end his United career within the youth teams comes as no surprise with the former Bayern Munich man struggling for both form and fitness during Louis van Gaal’s tenure.
World cup winner Schweinsteiger is set to make way for the imminent £100m signing of Paul Pogba, who will be tasked with bringing to life a United midfield that was so often stagnant and predictable under van Gaal last season.
Schweinsteiger now faces an anxious wait to see what the summer holds for him. The veteran currently has two years remaining on his Manchester United contract that earns him around £200,000 a week.
It’s unlikely that AC Milan or Inter Milan, who are both rumoured to be interested in taking the German away from Manchester, would be willing to meet those kind of wages and therefore United may have to subsidise any move away from Old Trafford.
One place Schweinsteiger certainly wont be going is back to Bayern Munich, with President Karl-Heinz Rummenigge already ruling out a return.
“I am 100 per cent convinced that Schweinsteiger will not return to Germany. I can see him staying at Manchester United and try to achieve their goals under a new coach.”
“Maybe he could surprise Mourinho. Either way, Bastian has had an amazing career. Nothing can change that,” added Rummenigge.
Mourinho is certainly stamping his mark on his new squad with Schweinsteiger the highest profile of around nine players the Portuguese tactician is willing to offload.
A host of youngsters such as Paddy McNair, Andreas Pereira, Tyler Blackett and Will Keane are all set to depart on loan whilst it has recently been reported that new Sunderland manager David Moyes is keen on being reunited with both Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj.
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