Man United pay midfielder £190k-a-week but won’t let him play, even with the kids

Two years ago, Bastian Schweinsteiger was untouchable.

He had just captained Germany to World Cup glory in Brazil, after leading Bayern Munich to the double. Oh yeah, and he’d won the Champions League 12 months earlier.

Now, his career has been stained thanks to his ill-fated move to Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger cost United £14m when he arrived from Bayern last summer, according to The Mirror, who claim that the 32-year-old is on £190,000 a week at Old Trafford.

But, despite paying him a fortune, United reportedly plan to prevent Schweinsteiger from playing competitive football for them at any level.

The Mirror say that Schweinsteiger has no future in Jose Mourinho’s first team and that he won’t even be allowed to play as an overage player in the club’s U23 side because the manager doesn’t want him blocking the development of his younger stars.

Schweinsteiger has two years left on his United contract. It’s unlikely that he’ll see out those two years, but, if he does, it’ll probably be the easiest £19.76m he’s ever earned!

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