Bastian Schweinsteiger will not be joining another European club despite being sidelined by Jose Mourinho, the player has confirmed.
The former Germany captain is the highest-profile casualty of Mourinho’s ruthless clearout at Old Trafford, and while his future at the club remains in doubt, Schweinsteiger has said he will not be leaving Manchester United for another European club and will be ready if needed, suggesting he is not ready to give up on his time in the Premier League.
“MUFC will be my last club in Europe. I respect other clubs, but Manchester United was the only one which could make me leave Bayern Munich. I will be ready, if the team needs me.
“This is all I can say about my current situation. I want to thank the fans for their amazing support over the recent weeks,” Schweinsteiger wrote on Twitter.
The 32-year old no longer trains with the first team squad, as he and a couple of other players were told they can either leave the club on loan or on a permanent basis, or remain and train with the reserves.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder has since been training with the reserves, but attended the club’s first Premier League home game of the season, a 2-0 win over Southampton.