Outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger has been included in Manchester United’s squad for the new Premier League season in what has been a surprising development.
This is coming after the Red Devils announced their squad for the season and the former Germany captain was included, despite being told he has no future at the club.
United boss Jose Mourinho had said it would be ‘difficult’ for Schweinsteiger to get a game this season if he didn’t leave, a statement which was supposed to put paid to his Old Trafford career but in an amazing twist, he has now been included in the club’s Premier League squad.
The 31-year old wants to fight for a place at Old Trafford, after releasing a statement last week that he would not be joining another European club, but Mourinho had remained adamant the former Bayern Munich star doesn’t have a place in his team.
Meanwhile, former non-league player Sadiq El-Fitouri has also been included in United’s 25-man Premier League squad.
The 21-year old joined the Red Devils from Salford City, a club owned by United legends – Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt – in January of last year, and has been a regular for the club’s U21s.