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Khedira Unhappy With United's Schweinsteiger Treatment

Khedira Unhappy With United's Schweinsteiger Treatment

Sami Khedira has joined the growing list of German footballers who are upset with the way Bastian Schweinsteiger is being treated at Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger has been deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese manager took over at Old Trafford, earlier this year. However, with no buyers forthcoming for the former Germany captain, Schweinsteiger must not remain with United until at least the January transfer window, although he has stated that he will not move to another European club.

Mourinho has included the former Bayern midfielder in his Premier League squad for the season, but has omitted him from United's Europa League squad. And this treatment has upset Khedira, who won the World Cup with Schweinsteiger in 2014.

Khedira Schweinsteiger
Khedira Schweinsteiger
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Speaking to Welt am Sonntag, Khedira said:

"I would never be in a situation that a club asks me to go. A player with a great career does not deserve that one eventually tells him, 'Hey, you go'.

"Overall, I find the situation a pity because Bastian for me is a player to whom I have looked up to.

"On the other hand, one must also understand the clubs. Football is business. There is no gratitude in our industry. If Jose Mourinho has other plans, you have to accept that."

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It is believed several MLS teams are interested in Schweinsteiger's signature, although there are reports that his hefty wages could prove to be a sticking point.

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Football, Manchester United, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira, Germany

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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