Reports: Manchester United to sell Bastian Schweinsteiger after only one season at the club
Manchester United are reportedly considering to axe Bastian Schweinsteiger from their squad after only a single season, report the Mirror. The 31-year-old has missed a major chunk of the season through injury and is now an expendable to new boss, Jose Mourinho.
Having joined from Bayern Munich for around €9 million last summer, Schweinsteiger was seen as a successor to the aging English maestro, Michael Carrick. Even though he's made over 31 appearances for the Red Devils this season, only half of those were in the Premier League where he scored just one goal and set up another.
For a FIFA World Cup winner, those numbers reflect poorly on him and his season with the club, and this is possibly why Jose Mourinho is ready to ship him elsewhere to ensure he can bring in the kind of combative passing midfielder he likes to employ.
Manchester United are said to be interested in signing multiple players this season with Eric Bailly their latest target. The Villareal centre-back has been an invaluable asset for the Yellow Submarine but valued at €40 million, is turning a few heads.
Meanwhile, Ricardo Carvalho, defender at Monaco says Manchester United appointing Jose Mourinho is the right move.
Carvalho said: “I know that Jose will be a success at Manchester United.
“I have no doubt that he can bring trophies back to United again and that he will make them champions.
“I don’t know if it will be in the first year, the second year or the third, but he will win the title again. My prediction is that it will be in the second year.
“United have struggled since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but Jose can be the one to replace him," he added.
“He will not worry what went before. He will want to make his own success.
“Jose deserves to be at the biggest clubs because he is one of the top coaches.
“He has the quality to make Manchester United win again.”