Bastian Schweinsteiger’s brother has taken a dig at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over his Twitter account. The recently retired German international has been sent to the reserves by the Portuguese manager and speculation has been fueled that the recently married German’s future lies away from the club.
A future away from Old Trafford?
Schweinsteiger is unlikely to feature in the carried over Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final - Oldham Athletic. Mourinho does not intend to use the 2014 World Cup winner in his side, especially after a difficult opening season in the Barclays Premier League. It is looking clearer that Schweinsteiger’s future will not be at Old Trafford.
The new challenge of staying at United is becoming more difficult for the German and even prompted his brother to tweet “No respect”. Tobias Schweinsteiger, the older brother of Bastian and coach of Bayern Munich’s U-17 team, posted that tweet when United hammered Galatasaray 5-2 in Sweden while his younger brother was off training with the reserves
Rough spell of injuries
Schweinsteiger has already picked up multiple injuries whilst in a United uniform. He picked up a minor wound in late July with the club but did not miss any game time. A few months later, the German had adductor problems which forced him to miss a week but once again did not miss any playing time. A ruptured ligament in his knee in mid-January forced him to miss a couple of months. He then picked up an MCL injury a couple of weeks after his return which left out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
The German was able to recover in time for the 2016 European Championships where he saw his side knocked out by eventual runners-up France in the semi-finals. He picked up a strain during the European Championships but is currently healthy and back in training after his holiday which included his wedding to Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.