Man United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is reportedly preparing for an exit from Old Trafford in January having put in extra gym sessions to get fit.
The 32-year-old has been frozen out by Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese tactician’s arrival this past summer, as he has failed to play a single minute of football for the senior side.
In turn, it questioned just how long he could sit on the sidelines at Old Trafford, as given his age, he will undoubtedly want to play regularly in the final few years of his career.
According to The Sun, it appears as though he’s preparing for life after United as he’s continued to impress United staff members with his attitude in training despite being snubbed.
It’s reported that he’s been travelling to Carrington for extra fitness and gym sessions to get himself fully fit, and it’s thought that he’s preparing for a possible move away from the Premier League giants.
The Sun add that he’s potentially open to a move to MLS or back to Germany, having made just 18 appearances for the club and scored one goal since his arrival last summer.
“We have been very impressed with him. He has managed to get himself much fitter over the last month,” a United source told The Sun.
“He has got his head down and really pushed himself and is visibly lighter after getting over his injuries from last season.
“He is obviously fulfilling his contractual obligations but he appears happy and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he has something lined up in January.”
It’s been disappointing to see the World Cup winner fall out of favour with Mourinho, but he has remained professional throughout as he is often on social media showing his support for the Red Devils even if only from the stands.
While it will naturally be frustrating for him to leave much earlier than he probably expected, it would seem like the best move for his career given his lack of playing time this year.