Having suffered the ignominy of being made to train with Manchester United’s reserves, and having failed to make a single start for the club for the first half of this season, Bastian Schweinsteiger appears to have forced his way back into Jose Mourinho’s plans.
When details leaked at the end of last season of the German’s penchant for taking short trips to follow his wife, tennis player Anna Ivanovic, whilst he was supposed to be recovering from injury, many speculated that it could be the end of Schweinsteiger’s career at Old Trafford. Indeed, it seemed that way when Mourinho took over, with Schweinsteiger not making a single appearance for the club until United’s 4-1 win in the EFL Cup quarter finals against West Ham United.
Things appear to have changed, however. Schweinsteiger played the entirety of United’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth round victory over Wigan Athletic, scoring in the process with an acrobatic finish. With Morgan Schneiderlin sold to Everton in January, and a packed fixture list on the horizon, it appears that Mourinho has welcomed Schweinsteiger back into the fold.
Further confirmation of this is shown in the club’s accounts, according to the Manchester Evening News. They report that Schweinsteiger, although not mentioned by name, is viewed as part of the first-team squad, having been written off during the club’s financial results earlier this season.
It’s a remarkable turnaround for the former Bayern Munich and Germany captain, and United fans, who hold great affection for Schweinsteiger, will be hoping to see more of him as the season enters a busy period. If you are looking for latest betting offers on UK football, then please visit sign up bonuses where you will be able to find and compare from the leading gambling sites.