Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels Bastian Schweinsteiger will stay at Manchester United and “surprise” Jose Mourinho.
Reports on Friday suggested that the former Bayern ace was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and would be free to leave this summer.
The news came on the same day that the 31-year-old ended his international career as he looks to prolong his time in club football.
United are in the market for Paul Pogba and, if reports are to be believed, will land the Juventus schemer before the transfer window closes.
That would mean Schweinsteiger would struggle for game time in the centre of the park and possibly hasten his exit.
However, Rummenigge does not see his compatriot as someone who will shirk a challenge and believes he will want to show Mourinho that he can still do a job in the Premier League.
“I am 100 per cent convinced that Schweinsteiger will not return to Germany,” Rummenigge told TZ. “Bayern Munich are his club and he would never play for another Bundesliga club. I would be hugely surprised if that were to happen.
“I can see him stay at Manchester United and try to achieve their goals under a new coach. Maybe he could surprise Mourinho.”
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy United to rally under Mourinho this season and win the Premier League title and they kick off their campaign against Bournemouth on Sunday, August 14.