Bayern Munich CEO '100% sure' Bastian Schweinsteiger won't leave Manchester United
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident his former player and compatriot Bastian Schweinsteiger will stay at Manchester United under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho after news broke out earlier this week that the Portuguese manager had agreed to let nine players leave the English club – including Schweinsteiger.
Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United last season from German champions Bayern Munich for a minimal fee but failed to stamp his authority in the first team under former manager Louis van Gaal – suffering multiple injuries throughout the season.
Rummenigge though believes that the 31-year-old will come good this season and possibly even impress and surprise manager, Jose Mourinho, while also rubbishing claims that the former Bayern star could return to the Bundesliga with another German club.
“I am 100 per cent convinced that Schweinsteiger will not return to Germany,” Rummenigge told German newspaper TZ.
“Bayern Munich are his club and he would never play for another Bundesliga club. I would be hugely surprised if that were to happen.
“I can see him stay at Manchester United and try to achieve their goals under a new coach. Maybe he could surprise Mourinho.
“Either way, Bastian has had an amazing career. Nothing can change that.”
News broke out earlier this week that Jose Mourinho had decided to cut loose around nine players from the United squad to ensure his new signings have the chance to shine – including the possible soon-to-be-announced signing of Paul Pogba.
Youngsters including Timothi Fosu-Mensah, Adnan Januzaj and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson were all touted to leave the club – which prompted an angry response from United fans the world over. Schweinsteiger was also one of the names on the 'list' after the Portuguese manager reportedly decided he had no room for the 31-year-old.