Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will reportedly stay at the club beyond the transfer deadline, despite being snubbed by Jose Mourinho.
The 32-year-old hasn’t been selected in the squad for the opening two Premier League games of the season, and it appeared as though he was being forced out of the club.
However, according to Sport1, he won’t be leaving Old Trafford ahead of the transfer deadline and therefore faces a tough few months ahead.
It seems like a questionable decision all round considering Mourinho doesn’t have a place for him and the experienced German international will want to play regular football at this stage of his career.
Nevertheless, it looks as though he’ll remain a United player heading into September, and will now fight for a place in the starting line-up alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Pogba will undoubtedly get the nod first, provided that his form doesn’t dip, while Fellaini has been preferred thus far next to him in a deep two-man midfield.
However, with fixtures coming thick and fast in various competitions, Mourinho will undoubtedly have to rotate his squad and Schweinsteiger could yet feature.
One man that won’t play for United this season though is Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, with the 19-year-old securing a loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Walter Zenga’s side will be hopeful of putting together a promotion push this season, and he’ll likely be delighted to have the young defender at his disposal with Borthwick-Jackson looking to play regularly and continue his development.
Having been crowded out at Old Trafford with such fierce competition for places, it certainly seems like a sensible move for his career moving forward.
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