Bastian Schweinsteiger’s agent maintains that his client wants to stay and fight for his place at Manchester United.
The 32-year-old German has been banished to train with the United reserves and trialists since returning from his honeymoon to work under Jose Mourinho.
Reports claim the Portuguese boss does not include the eight-time Bundesliga champion in his plans for the coming campaign and has even had the World Cup winner’s equipment cleared out of the first-team lockers.
Schweinsteiger, who has been linked with a return to Bayern Munich, has remained silent on the affair so far, but his brother tweeted a message of ‘no respect’ on Monday – widely interpreted to be a dig at Mourinho.
But the midfielder’s agent, Robert Schneider, has said that nothing has changed and Schweinsteiger intends to fight for a place in the side.
“Bastian is happy at Manchester United,” Schneider told Sportpaper.it.
“He wants to fulfil his contract and is ready to be a leader. Last season was unfortunate for a number of reasons, but he does not want to leave England. Only a year ago he signed a three-year contract and wants to respect it.”