Bastian Schweinsteiger will not play in Europe for Manchester United this season after he was left out of the club's 27-man Europa League squad.
United however, who will face Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the competition, did find space to include promising youngsters Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe.
Schweinsteiger, who hasn't played for the Red Devils since Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager, is the most notable absentee from the squad which was submitted to UEFA.
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The World Cup winner was included in Jose Mourinho's 25-man Premier League party. However, this most recent omission means that his exile at Old Trafford looks set to continue.
Whilst the former Germany skipper made his emotional farewell from international football this week, he discussed his future. The 32-year-old insisted that he'd consider a move to the MLS in the future, but also that he has no issues with Mourinho and still dreams of playing for United.
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"I have no personal problems with Jose Mourinho. I still believe in my own ability. I could still help United if given the chance.
"I have to wait and see now how it goes in September and October and how it develops. One thing is for sure, I'm not going to stop playing football.
"The MLS transfer window is closed, so it won't happen this season. But of course, the US is an option."
Schweinsteiger has been widely commended by United supporters for the classy way in which he has dealt with his difficult situation, which at one stage saw him demoted and sent to train with the club's under-21s.
The 13-time Premier League champions signed the German from Bayern Munich last year for a fee of around £6.5 million. He made 31 appearances in his debut season, scoring one goal, but missed the final few months of the season through injury.
The midfield maestro scored at Euro 2016 against Ukraine and captained Germany to the semi-final stage. On his final appearance for his country, Schweinsteiger played 67 minutes of a 2-0 win over Finland and received a rousing ovation from the crowd upon his substitution.
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