Paddy McNair meets up with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller on international duty

by Robbie Dunne

Thomas Muller just couldn’t resist getting involved in a picture between Bastian Schweinsteiger and Manchester United team-mate Paddy McNair.

Despite the fact that Northern Ireland were defeated by the Germans, McNair and his teammates were yet to learn they had qualified for the last 16, the three footballers could offer a smile as Bastian snapped a selfie with his Man United teammate.

Schweinstieger made his Euros debut aged 19 in a 1-1 draw with Netherlands in 2004 and had just broken a new German European Championships record having accumulated 15 appearances in his 12 year international career when the photo was snapped and was obviously delighted.

It remains to be seen just what the future holds for Paddy McNair with the arrival of Jose Mourinho despite breaking onto the scene two years ago under Louis van Gaal. He fell out of favour with the Dutchman and only appeared eight times, six of those as a substitute, during United’s campaign this year.

Schweinsteiger is another man facing in a summer of ambiguity but is reportedly ready to figure out his future with Mourinho once Germany finish their spell at the Euros.

The winds of change are blowing around Old Trafford and there will be plenty of change over the course of the next few months but few would disagree in hoping that both Schweinstieger and McNair remain in United’s plans for the foreseeable future.

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