Bastian Schweinsteiger makes claim about Man United boss Jose Mourinho

Bastian Schweinsteiger lifts the lid on his final few months at Manchester United before his exit in January

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Bastian Schweinsteiger left Manchester United in January Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger / Instagram

Bastian Schweinsteiger has insisted that Jose Mourinho made the wrong decision in freezing him out at Manchester United this season.

The German midfielder found his first-team opportunities to be severely restricted this season following Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford last summer.

Indeed, Schweinsteiger was forced to train along as he was dropped from first-team affairs at Manchester United.

However, Mourinho appeared to have something of a change of heart later in the campaign and Schweinsteiger made a handful of appearances in the first team in the lead-up to the winter transfer window.

The midfielder ended up opting to leave Old Trafford to join MLS side Chicago Fire in the January transfer window.

And the World Cup winner has lifted the lid on his experience at Old Trafford before his move away.

Schweinsteiger told ESPN FC: “In my eyes it was not the right decision, but in life sometimes you have this kind of situation where something is not correct and right in your way, but you have to accept it, and I accepted it.

“I said ‘OK I accept it, but still want to stay here and want to train. I want to show I am a player you can trust.’ And that’s what I was doing at Manchester.

“I was then training with the first team and playing with the first team. I mean it was not easy when I was training by my own for three months.”

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