MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert – Bastian Schweinsteiger has shockingly been named in the Manchester United 25 member squad for this season’s English Premier League.
Schweinsteiger, who has not featured for the Red Devils this season, has been told by new manager Jose Mourinho that he wasn’t part of his plans for this season and would find it difficult to break into the matchday squads.
This is why it was surprising to see the German midfielder in the final squad that was submitted for the first half of the campaign.
Schweinsteiger has not ruled out leaving Manchester United for the United States and the MLS, but admits that it is his dream to stay and fight for a place with the England giants.
Also included in the squad was Juan Mata, who has entered a good start to the season, despite many linking the Spanish playmaker away from Old Trafford.
Rookie Sadiq El-Fitouri was also included by Mourinho.
The likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Adnan Januzaj were named among the contract and scholars.
25 Squad players (*=Home grown)
Bailly, Eric Bertrand; Blind, Daley; Carrick, Michael; Darmian, Matteo; De Gea, David; Depay, Memphis; El-Fitouri, Sadik; Fellaini, Marouane; Herrera, Ander; Ibrahimovic, Zlatan; *Johnstone, Sam; *Jones, Phil; *Lingard, Jesse; Mata, Juan; Mkhitaryan, Henrikh; *Pogba, Paul; Rojo, Marcos; Romero, Sergio; *Rooney, Wayne; *Schneiderlin, Morgan; Schweinsteiger, Bastian; *Smalling, Christopher; Valencia Antonio; *Young, Ashley.
Under-21 players (Contract and Scholars)
Barlow, Aidan; Barrett, Jake; Bohui, Joshua; Boonen, Indy Zeb Pepe; Borthwick-Jackson, Cameron; Burkart, Nishan; Castro Pereira, Joel Dinis; Chong, Tahith; Dearnley, Zachary; Diedrick-Roberts, Kayne; Doughty, Joshua; Dunne, Max; Ercolani, Luca; Fojticek, Alex; Fosu-Mensah, Timothy Fosu; Gomes, Adilson; Goss, Sean; Gribbin, Callum; Hamilton, Ethan; Harrop, Joshua; Henderson, Dean; Hoelgebaum Pereira, Andreas Hugo; Januzaj, Adnan; Johnstone, Max; Kehinde, Tosin; Kenyon, Jake; Makela, Faustin; Martial, Anthony; McIntosh-Buffonge, Darren; Mctominay, Scott; Mitchell, Demetri; Moutha-Sebtaoui, Ilias; O’Connor, Lee Patrick; O’Hara, Kieran; Olosunde, Matthew; Poole, Regan; Rashford, Marcus; Redmond, Devonte; Riley, Joe; Scott, Charlie; Shaw, Luke; Spratt, Harry; Tanner, George; Tuanzebe, Axel; Warren, Tyrell; Whelan, Callum; Williams, Ro-Shaun; Willock, Matthew; Wilson, James.