Having been cast aside and forced to train with the reserves since Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford, it seems as if things may be about to take a turn for the better for Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Although many have criticised Manchester United’s treatment of the Bayern Munich and Germany legend in recent weeks, Schweinsteiger himself has remained professional throughout.
Speaking to the media before his final international match on Wednesday, Schweinsteiger refused the opportunity to criticise the club or the new manager even when many attempted to provoke him to do so.
“My wish would be to continue playing for Manchester United,” Schweinsteiger said.
“I had a good conversation with Mourinho and have no problems with him. We must see how it goes.”
However, although the 32-year-old did not show he was hurting in the press room, many suggested that his overly emotional response to his international retirement must have been in someway linked to his poor treatment at Old Trafford.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 31, 2016
— Football Tips (@footballtips) September 1, 2016
However, despite the fact that Manchester United shockingly refused to even acknowledge the German legend’s international retirement on any of their social media accounts, it seems as if things may be finally about to take a turn for the better.
Schweinsteiger in #mufc Prem League squad…
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) September 2, 2016
Der comeback is on. https://t.co/Z1UQYA9WME
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) September 2, 2016
On Friday morning the news was confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named in Manchester United’s official 25-man Premier League squad suggesting that the club have now finally made a u-turn on his exiling.
Just imagine the reception when he walks back onto the Old Trafford pitch again…