Mourinho: Schweinsteiger may stay at Manchester United

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Reports claimed that Manchester United had already written off Bastian Schweinsteiger, but that doesn’t mean Jose Mourinho is done with the German midfielder.

Schweinsteiger, 32, had reportedly been exploring a move to MLS — Chicago mentioned most often — but made a surprise appearance for United in this week’s EFL Cup quarterfinal loss to West Ham United.

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The manager had said that Schweinsteiger’s return to the team had to do with getting him fit for his next stop, but now claims he doesn’t think Schweinsteiger’s departure is a certainty.

So can he stay? From the BBC:

“Of course he can,” said Mourinho. “If you have a contract you are the powerful one that can decide your future. In the summer we try to make something happen for Bastian to get a different future. He decided to stay in difficult circumstances.

“In January he is the powerful one – and with better feelings than before.”

An MLS move still seems on the cards, as the “powerful” comments make clear.

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