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Bastian Schweinsteiger sends dig towards Man United star in shocking Jose Mourinho story



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Bastian Schweinsteiger has inadvertently sent a dig towards one Manchester United player as he explained a shocking story about Jose Mourinho.

Schweinsteiger, 39, spent two seasons at United after moving from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015.

He joined his former manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford and started 11 of the first 15 Premier League games in the 2015/16 season.

However, a serious knee injury ruined Schweinsteiger’s campaign, with the German midfielder missing out on an FA Cup final return against Crystal Palace.

In the following season, Schweinsteiger has revealed how he was exiled from the first-team squad under Jose Mourinho and that he was forced to train with the Under-16s squad.

“When I came back the first day, I came to Carrington, and John Murtough was there, and he said, ‘you’re not allowed to walk into the dressing room’ – I said why. He said that the coach said so. No warning,” he explained to Gary Neville on The Overlap.

“Someone could have told me or explained it to me. I went to the youth dressing room and asked who I was training with. He said there’s the Under-16s team, so I trained with them.

“I was training alone for at least three months… I don’t know why, but I still was super happy at United, and I loved to wear the jersey.”

Mourinho was unhappy with the German midfielder getting treatment for his knee injury away from the club in Germany and felt that it suggested the player was not happy in Manchester.

“I was very sad because I really [consider] Manchester United as a second club in my heart. I gave a lot when I played.”

Of course, a similar situation occurred once again at Carrington this season when Jadon Sancho was exiled from Erik ten Hag’s squad for his social media posts.

That situation turned into a war of words, with leaks coming from Sancho’s camp and within the club.

When asked about whether he spoke to the media about his exile, Schweinsteiger’s response has a telling message to Sancho, whether he meant it or not.

The midfielder added: “I was very sad with how I got treated but I’m not this kind of person to then run to the media to talk about it… I said to myself, ‘do your job, train and maybe one day you get a chance’…”

Schweinsteiger’s message can apply to many professional players in the modern game, with the player later explaining that Mourinho apologised for the treatment of him before his move to the MLS.