Under Louis van Gaal, Manchester United made a bold decision to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich – a veteran who had won it all out in Germany. The midfield maestro started off nicely at Old Trafford, but injuries severely hampered things.
Schweinsteiger’s situation went from bad to worse when Jose Mourinho was named the new manager, and at the start of the self-proclaimed Special One’s tenure, he was completely exiled from the first-team fold.
Now things have changed, and the 32-year-old has made a couple of appearances as a substitute, and he has been officially re-established as a member of the first-team squad according to the latest report from the club.
“An exceptional credit for the quarter was £4.8 million, relating to a reversal of a registrations’ impairment charge for a player now considered to be re-established as a member of the first team playing squad.” The Independent quotes Manchester United in a statement.
This is just brilliant news. First of all, a whole lot of credit has to go to the player for not giving up, and he kept working hard behind the scenes. It’s not easy to convince Jose Mourinho to change his mind on something – and it’s brilliant to see Basti having the mental toughness to do exactly that.
It just gives us another option in a key area of the field, especially when you factor in that United are still fighting it out on four competitions. There is no doubt that he’ll get plenty of chances, and this is all he seemingly ever wanted.
Welcome back, Basti!