Emre Can thinks Jose Mourinho has been disrespectful for one player

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Jose Mourinho has already had to make some massive decisions since arriving at Manchester United.

He allowed Ryan Giggs - who had been at Old Trafford for 29 years - to leave the club as he brought in his own assistant manager.

He’s also made the bold move to drop captain Wayne Rooney in recent weeks after some underwhelming performances.

But the decision that has been most controversial is the way he has exiled Bastian Schweinsteiger from first-team football.

The Portuguese boss immediately deemed the German surplus to requirements and banished him from training with the first-team - something he changed his mind on this week.

To complete Schweinsteiger’s humiliation, though, he was mysteriously left out of the club’s annual photo with Mourinho clearly trying to forget all about the World-Cup winner.

Plenty of people have had their say on the situation and Liverpool’s Emre Can has now given his opinion.

Can on Schweinsteiger

Can clearly has a lot of respect for his compatriot after Schweinsteiger helped him at Bayern Munich at the start of his career, and believes it's wrong what Mourinho has done to him at Old Trafford.

"I know Schweinsteiger very well and I used to play with him," Can told reporters, per Goal.

"He's a very good guy and he's a legend. I don't know what happened there but I think they don't have too much respect for him.

"It's a pity because he's a very good guy. He's always somebody who worked hard and is always a gentleman.

"When I first came up to the first team [at Bayern Munich] he was the first one who came to me and said: 'If you need something come to me'.

"That was a big help. I was very thankful for that and it's something I'll never forget."

Return to training

Despite his return to training this week, it doesn’t look as though Schweinsteiger will be making his first appearance under Mourinho anytime soon.

When asked if his return will see him picked for an upcoming match, Mourinho responded defiantly.

“No,” he said.

While shaking his head he added: "Because I decide, and I decide no. It's too early for him, he's been training with the team for three or four days.

"He is not ready to play football at that level".

In fact, if reports are to be believed, Mourinho is only recalling him to training to gain his fitness levels ahead of a January move. In fact, The Sun are claiming the club are willing to pay £10 million just to get Schweinsteiger off their books this winter.

Can certainly has a point - there is a distinct lack of respect for the World Cup winner who is regarded as one of the best midfielders in his era.

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