£275k-A-Week Star In Talks With Mourinho: Ready For Man Utd Next Season

Germany international midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to fight hard for his future at Premier League club Manchester United with reports hinting that he is no longer needed at Manchester United ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

The German international’s maiden season at Manchester under Louis Van Gaal was hindered by injuries which limited his playing time to just 19 matches under the Dutch tactician, following a £6.5m transfer from Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

Schweinsteiger, 31, who has just two years left on his current contract at Old Trafford, is desperate to prove himself to the new Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho, who is reportedly set to sell the ageing Germany international midfielder, according to The Sun.

The same report states that the German has had brief discussions with the former Chelsea boss about his future at Manchester United, and he hasn’t been assured about his position at the club as a first-team regular.

According to the same report, the Premier League giants have received several bids from the Bundesliga and Serie A clubs, as well as an offer from the French Ligue 1 champions PSG, who signed a player from Old Trafford last summer: Angel Di Maria.

According to Daily Star, the United flop, who earns about £275,000 weekly, has had his holidays extended, following his participation at the recently concluded European championships in France. The extended leave means he won’t be part of United’s tour of China which starts later in the week.