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Bastian Schweinsteiger should make Manchester United 'bleed' for the unfair treatment, says Bayern Munich president

984   //    29 Nov 2016, 15:40 IST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger in discussion during a Manchester United training session on the eve of their UEFA Europa League match against Feyenoord at Aon Training Complex on November 23, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness believes that Manchester United should 'bleed' for the way German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger has been treated by the Mancunian club.

The ex-Bayern Munich player was brought to Manchester by the previous Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal. However, injuries, form and fitness, made sure that his involvement in the first team squad has been severely halted with Jose Mourinho coming in.

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According to ESPN, Hoeness said, "If I were him, I would make the people in Manchester pay until his last day. That’s what this club [United] deserves for what they’ve done to him. They should be punished.”

The Bayern chief, however, believes that the 34-year-old should see out the remainder of his contract at Old Trafford, “I would let them [United] bleed until the last day and then say goodbye,” Hoeness told fans at a club meeting.

The Bayern Munich president continued and said, “I would play Golf every month, offer United my work and accompany Ana Ivanovic to Tennis matches. A club like that should be punished.” 

The former German captain has been linked to a number of clubs after failing to make an impact in England. The former German captain has been linked to a number of clubs, after failing to make an impact in England. MLS clubs have shown quite a lot of interest, with Chicago Fire thought to be front runners in the race to sign him.

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Hoeness, however, believes that America will not be a choice that Schweinsteiger would consider as the World Cup winner has set his sights on retirement. 


"From what I have heard, Basti's on his way out of football," he said. "I know him well and I doubt he's still got the fire left in him for one final major challenge. After such a brilliant career, a player like him shouldn't see out his career in a place like America. For me, America simply isn't an alternative for a player of his calibre. As far as I know, he's committed to a massive farewell game at FC Bayern. I would do that but then I would retire."

Schweinsteiger was included in the United squad that drew 1-1 against West Ham in the Premier League, but it was also the first time the player had been involved in a matchday squad since the Portuguese manager took over at Old Trafford.

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