Schweinsteiger ‘very sad’ about his treatment at Manchester United

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Bastian Schweinsteiger In Manchester United jersey
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Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger has stated that he is saddened by the treatment he has received at Manchester United. After being told that he cannot train with the first team.

Bastian Schweinsteiger joined the Red Devils from Bayern Munich in 2015. However, he never found success at Old Trafford. He was plagued by a number of injuries. He made just 18 appearances in the Premier League.

His time under Portuguese manager José Mourinho saw him banned from training with the first team. He was forced to train with the youth team.

“I was very sad because United was the second club of my heart,” Schweinsteiger told the Overlap.

“I gave a lot when I played as well, so that’s why I was sad, but I’m not the type of person to go running to the media. It’s more important for me to focus on football and behave the way I did.

“When I arrived on the first day, I trained with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and thought it was great, a player who has the vision and is amazing to play with.

“The next day, on my birthday, when I walked into (United’s training ground) Carrington, (football director) John Murtough was there and said that I wasn’t allowed to walk into the dressing room – the coach had said so.

“I had to ask him to bring me my cleats and training gear. I asked him who I was training with, and he said there was the under-16 team, so I went and trained with the under-16s.”

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