Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out from the Europa League squad submitted by manager Jose Mourinho.
The 32-year-old German has been deemed surplus by Mourinho and has not been training with the first team. Schweinsteiger was free to leave the club before the end of the transfer deadline, but opted to stay as he stated he wanted to fight for a place on the team. He was included in the Premier League squad, but has now been omitted from the team that will compete in Europe.
Schweinsteiger said earlier in the week that his dream is to get his place back in the United side.
“Of course, my absolute dream would be to play for Manchester United and help them reach the goals they have,” Schweinsteiger said.
“Of course, we have had talks and I have no problem with Jose Mourinho. We had a good chat and he told me his side of things and I also know what I want.
“We’ve got to wait and see how things go in September and October, but there is respect between us and that’s important for me. I’m certainly not going to stop playing football.”
Promising 18-year-old defenders Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe were both named in the squad.
Manchester United Europa League Squad:
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone.
Defenders: Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Axel Tuanzebe.
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay.
Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.