The saga, reminiscent of Jose Mourinho’s spat with Eva Carneiro at Chelsea, has dominated much of the headlines since his arrival at Manchester United.
Pictures from the Reds’ Monday morning training session have emerged with none other than Bastian Schweinsteiger spotted among the ranks.
Twitter was quick to react to the big news.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 31, 2016
@ManUtd OH MY FUCKING GOD BASTIAN YES YE SYES YEAFIJSAIFOPASFOPKASOPFK
— Red Mentor (@Mentorz) October 31, 2016
@ManUtd screaming Basti!!!
— Kazza?? (FINISHED) (@Schweiniction) October 31, 2016
My reaction when saw Basti back in training. pic.twitter.com/CKz0nywFut
— Džeemaili (@hazeemdin) October 31, 2016
— Charlie (@Charlielrb) October 31, 2016
I will always remember this day, the day Basti returned to football.
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@Schweinmaster) October 31, 2016
Bastian Schweinsteiger breaking the internet. So happy so excited. @BSchweinsteiger ❤️
— Laraib Mehtab (@Laraibmufc) October 31, 2016
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) October 31, 2016
Bastian Schweinsteiger is finally back in first team training. Put him back in our starting eleven and watch us win games on the trot. pic.twitter.com/cQka38YkPF
— Avinash Raina (@AviRaina) October 31, 2016
While the German veteran is not in the Europa League panel for United, he could feature against Swansea this Sunday? It would be surprising.
Is this the first admission from Mourinho that all is not well at the Theatre Of Dreams after an uncharacteristic reversal?
Also among the players this morning was Joe Riley and Axel Tuanzebe, two phenomenal youth prospects. While Riley has made his first team debut, the latter is overdue a senior bow after a string of commanding performances for the reserves. The physically imposing centre-back was superb as Warren Joyce’s side edged out Arsenal last week.
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena