According to France based media outlet Telefoot, Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille made a move to sign Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger.
However they were rejected by the German, as he informed them that he intends to stay at Manchester United until the end of his contract.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, who joined Manchester United from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015, recently relieved himself of national team duties, announcing his retirement from the German national team on social media.
Manchester United manager José Mourinho made Schweinsteiger train with the U21s instead of the first team, and later admitted that the 32-year-old doesn’t feature in his plans.
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Tobi Schweinsteiger, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s brother, made his feelings clear on Twitter. Tobi is highly active on social media, supporting his brother and his favourite team Manchester United. He tweeted ‘No respect’ – which seems to be a message for Mourinho, who has sidelined his brother.
Bastian spent 17 years at Bayern, where he won eight Bundesliga titles and a Champions League. He then signed for Manchester United last season under Louis Van Gaal’s management.
Schweinsteiger’s had a below-average first season at Manchester United. He took part in only 19 games, as injuries kept him out for the majority of the campaign.
According to Telefoot, José Mourinho was prepared to allow the German to leave when the offer arrived from Marseille, but it was Schweinsteiger who rejected it.
In the beginning of the season, Schweinsteiger had announced that Manchester United will be his last club in Europe, and him turning down Marseille shows that he has decided to stick with his decision.