The German World Cup winner signed for the Red Devils in summer 2015 from Bayern Munich, after winning eight Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League title with the Allianz Arena outfit.
However, injuries reduced the veteran midfielder to just 13 starts in the Premier League last term and he’s yet to feature this year after being frozen out by newly-appointed manager Jose Mourinho.
Indeed, Schweinsteiger was reportedly sent to train with United’s U-23 squad and is yet to feature for the Premier League title chasers in any competition so far this season.
The 32-year-old recently took to Twitter to insist he’s still committed to the United cause, despite not being part of Mourinho’s plans:
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 24, 2016
But it appears the powers that be at Old Trafford have already made their minds up, writing off Schweinsteiger in their released accounts for the latest financial year.
United announced earlier today that they’d made £515.3million in revenue – becoming the first English club to make over half a billion in a single financial year.
But reading through the small print, The Times’ chief sports writer Martyn Zeiger has found evidence of them writing off £6.7million (a sum incredibly close to Schweinsteiger’s transfer fee) because an unnamed player is no longer deemed part of the first-team.
Interesting: Man Utd forced to write off £6.7m due to Schweinsteiger no longer considered member of 1st team squad. pic.twitter.com/JN1OFeJMJO
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) September 12, 2016