One of the blots on Jose Mourinho’s extremely short tenure till now as the manager of Manchester United is the fracas involving veteran World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger. The German captain made the move last year amidst a lot of fanfare and hullabaloo but there was always a lingering doubt in the mind of the more pragmatic supporters regarding his fitness. And the expected fears came true as the former Bayern Munich midfielder succumbed to injuries which massively curtailed his maiden season at Old Trafford. Reports have suggested Jose Mourinho has told the midfielder that he is not in the scheme of things at Old Trafford and surprisingly banished the World Cup winner to train with the Under-23 team. This has created an uproar in the footballing world with FIFPro member Dejan Stefanovic calling for the Manchester United boss to be arrested for ‘’bullying’’.
We look at 3 clubs where Schweinsteiger could move to come out of his misery
While Bayern Munich themselves were criticised for their treatment of the player before being sold to Manchester United, the President has since expressed his affinity for the player and condemned United’s attitude. The German captain would be an extremely popular pick if he were to return and though he will find it difficult to get first team opportunities, a combination of Ancelotti and Bastian will bode well for the upcoming generation. If an offer ensues, Schweini will love to retire at the club of his heart.
There have been murmurs of a couple of Premier League clubs being interested in the player and with the transformation Everton are undergoing, the experience and stature of the player will be an excellent addition for them. Everton are daring to think ahead under Ronald Koeman and with the improved financial muscle of the new owner, his wages will not prove to be a stumbling block. The German international might accept the opportunity to stay in the Premier League and look to prove his doubters wrong.
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Though the player believes he is capable of playing another season at the highest level, the recent influx of quality players in the MLS have been heartening for soccer in the United States. Players like Pirlo, Lampard, Kaka, Villa and the likes are plying their trade over there and the glamour and the opportunity to experience an altogether different league might appeal to him. Teams like New York City FC and LA Galaxy are capable of luring big players and they will grasp an opportunity if it arises.