Bastian Schweinsteiger 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. He took part in only 19 games, as injuries kept him out for the majority of the campaign.
The 32-year-old has now been made to train with the U21s instead of the first team by current manager José Mourinho, who also revealed that Schweinsteiger does not feature in his plans and is free to go.
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Bastian’s brother Tobias took to social media to call his brother’s treatment at the hands of Mourinho disrespectful.
According to England based media outlet The Daily Mail, Manchester United are interested in selling Bastian Schweinsteiger in a bid to cut the financial losses they’re incurring due to the player.
His contract has been set such that his weekly pay falls every season, and appearance based incentives are emphasised on.
Schweinsteiger is on an estimated £80,000-a-week basic salary this season, and the club wrote off his £6.7 million valuation in the latest financial accounts, thereby effectively making him available on a free transfer.
Schweinsteiger has reportedly rejected two moves in the summer transfer window. One of the clubs was revealed to be Sporting Lisbon, whose late bid got accepted by Manchester United, but was rejected by the player.
The German has been selected for Manchester United’s Premier League squad, but is yet to make an appearance on the pitch or on the bench this season.
United owe Schweinsteiger around £7m in wages, and with the midfielder expected to be out of action for two years as he isn’t preferred by José Mourinho, both the player’s party and the club are expected to come up with an agreement profitable to both.