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Bastian Schweinsteiger has endured a tricky year.

Jose Mourinho rates Bastian Schweinsteiger

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It's safe to say that Bastian Schweinsteiger's debut season on English soil hasn't entirely gone to plan. 

Manchester United's summer signing from Bayern Munich has endured a tricky time - he's had difficult spells with injury while he's been unable to hit top form - and it now looks likely that he will miss the remainder of the season after picking up a knock in training while on international duty with Germany. 

It's safe to say, then, that his long-term future at Old Trafford could be in doubt after just one campaign. That's probably because his manager, Louis van Gaal, could be on his way out of the club at the season's end. 

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The Dutchman has failed to move the Red Devils forward this term - they currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League table - and it has been well documented that former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could replace him. 

Mourinho has long been linked with the post at the Theatre of Dreams and it appears that the 'Special One' could finally be handed the opportunity to take charge of the most prestigious club in England. 

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Schweinsteiger future 

But where will that leave Schweinsteiger? 

Well, it appears that the Portuguese tactician rates the experienced midfielder highly. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho previously insisted that Germany were at their best when Schweinsteiger was in the side. 

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Back in 2014, Mourinho stated: “My instinct as a coach is that the best Germany is when Schweinsteiger gives the stability that the team needs in midfield."

Things have moved on over the last couple of years, but surely, if Mourinho does become the new United manager, Schweinsteiger will be handed an opportunity at redemption. 

Can you see Schweinsteiger working under Mourinho at Old Trafford next season? Have your say below! 

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Manchester United
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