Bastian Schweinsteiger sends message to Man Utd teammates before Feyenoord clash

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has become something of a cult hero at Manchester United.

Since arriving at Old Trafford for £6.5 million in 2015, the recently-retired Germany international has made very little impact and found himself frozen out as a result.

But that hasn't affected his relationship with United fans, who admire Schweinsteiger and believe he should be treated better by Jose Mourinho.


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And so he should. Despite being 32-years-old, the central midfielder is still an excellent player and capable of offloading his experience on to those he plays with.

Clearly, Mourinho doesn't realise - let alone appreciate - what sort of an asset he has at his disposal.

Being left out of United's Europa League squad would have been the last straw for most professionals but Schweinsteiger has remained upbeat and instead sought to wish his teammates luck.

In the build-up to United's clash with Feyenoord on Thursday night, the German posted the below tweet.

And the response he received from United fans was that of admiration and pure respect.


Such a humble bloke. The fact Schweinsteiger is still willing to offer his services to Mourinho after all he's been put through speaks volumes about his professionalism.

He tweeted in August: "MUFC will be my last club in Europe.

"I respect other clubs. But Manchester United was the only one which could make me leave Bayern Munich.

"I will be ready, if the team needs me. This is all I can say about my current situation. I want to thank the fans for the amazing support over the last few weeks."

Schweinsteiger has even gone as far to insist he and Mourinho have no issue, perhaps in an attempt to stop United's manager from being criticised.

"My wish would be to continue playing for Manchester United," he added.

"I had a good conversation with Mourinho and have no problems with him. We must see how it goes.

“One thing is for sure: I'm not going to stop playing football,” he added. “I still believe in my own ability. I could still help Manchester United if given the chance.”

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