Bastian Schweinsteiger exclusive: 'Jose Mourinho didn’t pick me at Manchester United - but we had a good relationship'

Jose Mourinho and Bastian Schweinsteiger
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Bastian Schweinsteiger has told FourFourTwo that he always had a good relationship with Jose Mourinho – and the decision to freeze him out of the first team at Manchester United may not have been solely down to the manager.

Schweinsteiger moved to Old Trafford from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015, linking up again with Louis van Gaal, who had managed him at the Allianz Arena.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.