Manchester United’s revival in recent weeks has seen the Red Devils storm back into contention for a spot in the top-four come May and a change in view from Jose Mourinho has seen some fringe players brought back from the brink of an exit back into contention.
Whilst Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to work his way into the Red Devils set-up following his arrival in the summer, German icon Bastian Schweinsteiger seemed to be surplus to requirements immediately upon Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford.
Making just one appearance in the Premier League in the second-half of last season, Schweinsteiger struggled with injury problems and seemed hapless to come back into the Manchester United fold this season.
However, that situation has now changed and a dramatic u-turn has been tipped to be completed by Mourinho, who’s quoted by The Guardian as stating he expects the World Cup winner to stay at Old Trafford.
“Unless again the player knocks on our door with a future that he wants to grab with both hands, then I never stop players doing what they want if, I repeat if, the conditions are right for the club.”
However, interest from the MLS and the Far East in January could lead Schweinsteiger to exit English football for a final few years in a new venture being hanging up his boots and calling time on his illustrious playing career.