Schweinsteiger's statement didn't get the reaction he wanted from Jose Mourinho

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When Bastian Schweinsteiger opted to post a statement on his Manchester United future earlier this week, it is fair to say the message split opinion amongst fans.

For every supporter offering sympathy to the frozen out midfielder, there were others who claimed he should quit United and free up his huge £190,000-per-week wages. The message has already been re-tweeted 23,000 times and has been the subject of countless debates.

The problem for the former Bayern Munich captain, though, is that, while the rest of the footballing world had a reaction to his honest message, it apparently failed to register any sort of response from the one man that matters - United boss Jose Mourinho.


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That's according to The Daily Telegraph's chief football correspondent Jason Burt, who noted today that Mourinho was "left unmoved by Bastian Schweinsteiger taking to social media to declare he is 'ready if the team needs me'."

While everyone else has an opinion on the matter, it looks like Mourinho is so far past his decision to freeze out Schweinsteiger that the United boss has barely even batted an eyelid at the player's public message of commitment to the cause.

With a legion of loyal supporters behind him, and some fans at Old Trafford urging Mourinho to give him another chance, the veteran German was likely hoping that is statement would at least force Mourinho into some sort of action.

If that was his aim, he may as well not have bothered, as it seems all but certain that the recently retired German international will either move on to a club outside Europe, or remain exiled in the reserves at United.

Future elsewhere

According to the same Telegraph report, it looks like the former is now the preferred option with the paper stating that there is an increasing belief Schweinsteiger and his team will push for a move to Major League Soccer in the coming weeks.

As they note, however, the 32-year-old would have to be granted a free transfer by the Red Devils if he was to head to America, as MLS' transfer window is now closed.

If he were a free agent, he would have until September 15 to join a franchise.

Ultimately, then, Schweinsteiger's future remains in the hands of Mourinho and the Old Trafford board.

Considering he is struggling to even register any sort of reaction from his current boss right now, that isn't exactly the ideal position for the midfielder to be in.

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