Schweinsteiger Banned From Reserve Team Football

Football Soccer - Germany v Finland - Soccer Friendly - Moenchengladbach, Germany - 31/08/16. Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts after the match. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay - RTX2NQSG

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has reportedly been banned from playing football at any level for Manchester United, and is only allowed to train with the reserves.

According to Steve Bates in the Sunday People, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has informed Warren Joyce (United’s reserve coach) that Bastian Schweinsteiger is not allowed to represent Manchester United at any level, including Joyce’s U23 Premier League squad.

The former Germany International was dropped from United’s first team upon the arrival of manager Jose Mourinho.

He was banished to train with the reserves, and now, the former Bayern Munich man has been barred from playing any sort of football for Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United last season under the management of Louis Van Gaal. He made 31 appearances for the first team, although his performances were hindered by consistent injuries.

Talks of a winter move for the 32-year-old now seem to have intensified, after Mourinho rejected Joyce’s request to play Bastian during an U23 match for the club.

Jose Mourinho’s treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger has attracted criticism from all sorts of football pundits, and some say this could also see the end of Warren Joyce’s career at Manchester United.

Joyce was announced as Manchester United’s reserve team boss in 2010, and he oversaw the development of current stars Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford.

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However, Joyce is believed to be upset with the current Manchester United Youth setup, and Mourinho’s restricting style of management.

Manchester United’s U23 side are currently operating without a recognised centre forward, following Marcus Rashford’s rise to fame, and the sale of Will Keane and Ashley Fletcher.

Warren expressed his frustrations last year about his squad’s lack of players.

He said: “We’ve turned over more than 60 players in the last six years that have gone out on loan and been sold or they’re up with the first team. It’s a massive turnover.

“But if you don’t keep being challenged and looking for the next step, you stagnate.”


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