Bastian Schweinsteiger’s ongoing role at Manchester United would not come under immediate threat, should Jose Mourinho become manager.
The Germany midfielder is expected to miss the remainder of the campaign after he damaged knee ligaments last week in a training session whilst on international duty.
The 31-year-old had only just returned to the United fold after missing 13 games with a similar injury, but he has been plagued by stop-start problems for the last two seasons.
United, however, remain convinced the former Bayern Munich talisman has just been unlucky, and that he will still go on to prove his Â£6million fee was worthwhile.
And it’s believed he would continue to have a strong advocate in Mourinho, who remains strongly-linked with the Red Devils, should they decide to part company with Louis van Gaal and then install the former Chelsea boss.
United insiders have stated Mourinho remains a big fan of Schweinsteiger and twice attempted to sign the player across both his spells at Stamford Bridge.
Schweinsteiger has settled well in Manchester and although his lack of availability has frustrated Van Gaal, he has every intention of seeing out the remaining two years left on his deal, regardless of any managerial change which might take place.