Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer thinks Manchester United should use out of favour midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to turnaround their poor form.
The 32-year-old, who is yet to make a single appearance under Jose Mourinho, has been forced to train with the United Youth and Reserve teams after being told he is not in future plans at the club under Mourinho.
Schweinsteiger has repeatedly expressed his aspiration to earn a place in the first-team and now Manuel Neuer says he should be introduced into the squad to end United’s poor form.
“I really hope that Bastian gets some consideration soon,” Neuer said.
“We all know he’s one of the best midfielders in the world.
“He belongs on the field for Manchester United and not training individually,” the Germany international added.
Schweinsteiger’s last game was for Germany in a testimonial match last month but he has not featured for the Red Devils since the Manchester derby in March, with injury then bringing his debut season in the Premier League to a close earlier than expected.
Speculation and rumours continue to spread due to his current situation at Old Trafford, linking the World Cup winner with a January move away.
Major League Soccer chief commissioner Don Garber has already confirmed that he would take in the veteran midfielder without a doubt.
“Of course we follow Bastian’s situation,” Garber told Kicker.
“He’s an old acquaintance in the United States, for example through the 2014 World Cup, when he played against the U.S. team.
“He also played against the MLS All-Stars with Bayern in 2014.
“We would welcome Bastian with open arms.
“He would be a leader for our many young players.”
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)