Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker opens up about Bastian Schweinsteiger’s situation at Man United

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has plenty of sympathy for the frozen-out Manchester United midfielder

Per Mertesacker believes that Bastian Schweinsteiger has suffered some serious bad luck with the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s new manager.

The veteran midfielder joined the Red Devils from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015 under former manager Louis van Gaal as United won the FA Cup title last season.

However, the World Cup winner has been completely frozen out by new manager Mourinho following the Portuguese coach’s appointment at Old Trafford back in May.

Schweinsteiger is yet to make an appearance for United in any competition this season and his future at Old Trafford looks in serious doubt.

Mertesacker played alongside the midfielder for the German national team and the pair helped their country win the World Cup back in 2014.

And the Arsenal star has plenty of sympathy for his compatriot and the difficult situation that he finds himself in.

Speaking in an interview with Kicker, as quoted by Metro, Mertesacker said: “It’s bad luck for him that he joined a club that has again changed its manager, and that the new manager doesn’t want him.

“It can happen to you at any time in this business, and it’s a bit perverse, but Basti signed a good contract, and he knew where he was going.

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“He just had bad luck with the way it worked out. He will draw his conclusions and I wish him all the best.”

Manchester United travel to Liverpool in their next game after the international break.

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