Bastian Schweinsteiger has been nothing but a true professional since being frozen out at Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho's arrival in the summer has all but ended the experienced German's career at Old Trafford and the club are open to listening to any offers for him.
Schweinsteiger has continued to support his teammates from the sidelines with various posts across his social media accounts encouraging Man United's first team stars before and after many of the team's matches.
Despite being stuck in a rather unfortunate predicament, the 32-year-old has put in extra effort to get match fit and his attitude has impressed numerous members of the Red Devils' coaching staff, according to The Sun.
After his first season in English football was dogged by injuries, Schweinsteiger has spent additional time at the gym in order to stay in shape should Mourinho have an unlikely change of heart.
His increased fitness levels will also improve the chances of ending his Man United nightmare in January, with moves to MLS or even back to Germany potentially in the offing.
An unnamed United source told The Sun: “We have been very impressed with him. He has managed to get himself much fitter over the last month.
“He has got his head down and really pushed himself and is visibly lighter after getting over his injuries from last season.
“The support staff and some of his team-mates are pleased for him. He hasn’t moaned once and is coming in and worked hard in the gym.
“He is obviously fulfilling his contractual obligations but he appears happy and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he has something lined up in January.”
The majority of United's supporters have felt disappointed that a player of Schweinsteiger's stature has been unable to succeed at Old Trafford and although he is still available to be selected by Mourinho for the time being, it doesn't look like the Portuguese boss has any intention to hand the former Germany captain a swansong appearance in English football any time soon.