Schweinsteiger could be offski

Manchester United: Lots of enquiries for World Cup Winner but 28-year-old likely to stay

Manchester United is a club beaming with pride right now as they congratulate themselves for the signing of one of the most sought after players in the world.

But even a club this wealthy will need to balance the books to some extent and at least get some high earners off the payroll.

And one of the first to leave will surely be Bastian Schweinsteiger.

To that end British media outlet, The Guardian, has reported that the player has generated lots of interest since it was made clear that he would be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

They write:

A source at the club told the Guardian that there had been “lots of enquiries” about the German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has been training with the reserve squad,

The World Cup winner has just turned 32 and may not be of interest to clubs from top leagues at this point, having lost a lot of dynamism and having been injured so much over the last two years.

Perhaps a move to America, China or a smaller league like that of Turkey may beckon.

The same report states that Adnan Januzaj will be allowed to go out on loan. This may suggest that he still has a future at the club.

But the surprise of the report perhaps comes with the news that:

Juan Mata, sold by Chelsea while Mourinho was in charge there and substituted in Sunday’s Community Shield just 26 minutes after coming on as a substitute himself, is however likely to stay in Manchester.

Mata was widely expected to leave Manchester United after his embarrassing substitution just 27 minutes after being brought on against Leicester at Wembley in The Community Shield last weekend.

But The Guardian most certainly has inside sources at United – they regularly break the big stores first – and we will watch this situation with interest over the coming weeks.

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