Manchester City star slams Manchester United for ‘disrespectful’ treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger
Calling Machester United’s treatment towards Bastian Schweinsteiger ‘disrespectful’ Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has claimed that the out of favour has still got a lot to offer to the Red Devils.
The former Germany international was signed by former United manager Louis Van Gaal from Bayern Munich last summer but made only 18 Premier League appearances last season due to injury. However, he has fallen out of favour with new boss Jose Mourinho and has not featured at all for Manchester United this season despite being included in the Premier League squad.
Talking about his former Germany teammate, Gundogan told Sport Bild: “I believe that Manchester United could 100 percent benefit from a fit Bastian Schweinsteiger.”
Gundogan added: “If everything you hear and read is true, you can consider it disrespectful. He’s not just some player, and also not only 18 or 19.”
Despite the harsh treatment, Schweinsteiger has pledged his support for the club and said that United will be his last club in Europe.
In September, he said: “It’s my dream still to play for Manchester United and if I get a fair chance, I believe in it.”
Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger’s former Germany teammate and Arsenal star Per Mertesacker said that the midfielder was unlucky as the Red Devils changed their manager.
“It’s bad luck for him that he joined a club that has again changed its manager, and that the new manager does not want him,” the centre-back told kicker. “It can happen to you at any time in this business, and it’s a bit perverse, but Basti signed a good contract, and he knew where he was going.
“He just had bad luck with the way it worked out. He will draw his conclusions and I wish him all the best.”
Well, Schweinsteiger is not looking like a part of Jose Mourinho’s plans and after the World Cup-winning star was made to train with reserves, it looks highly unlikely that he will get a chance to play in the first team.
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