Schweinsteiger not in Europa League squad

3 Sep

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger has been training alone, or with the Under-23 squad, since Mourinho took charge this summer

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of Manchester United’s Europa League squad.

The ex-Germany captain, who has trained alone or with the Under-23s under new boss Jose Mourinho, was named in their 25-man Premier League squad on Friday.

The 32-year-old World Cup winner retired from international football this week after 24 goals and 121 caps.

Eighteen-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe has been named in United’s 27-man Europa League squad.

Schweinsteiger signed a three-year deal in July 2015 but was told by Mourinho last month that it would be “very difficult” for him to play again for the club.

United begin their Europa League campaign away to Dutch club Feyenoord on 15 September. They are in Group A along with Turkey’s Fenerbahce and Zorya of Ukraine.

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