Bastian Schweinsteiger omitted from Manchester United’s Europa League squad

by Sam Peoples

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of Manchester United’s Europa League squad by Jose Mourinho.

Despite being named in Man United’ 25-man squad, Schweinsteiger was not included in our European squad which has raised some eyebrows.

Here is United’s squad in full:

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On the surface it does seem somewhat confusing that Schweinsteiger wouldn’t be named in the Europa League squad after his Premier League inclusion but it’s likely got something to do with the number of players allowed.

In the Premier League, U21s and homegrown players do not have to be named by Mourinho in his 25-man squad but there isn’t as much space in the Europa League and unfortunately for Schweinsteiger that’s seen him not chosen to be part of it at all.

Last year we had Victor Valdes being frozen out on the sidelines by Louis van Gaal and I seriously hope that situation doesn’t develop with Schweinsteiger but what is abundantly clear is how little faith Mourinho has in him, so much so that he didn’t name him in his Europa League side.

In more positive news Axel Tuanzebe has been named in the squad. The 18-year-old centre-back is highly rated at the club after some excellent development in our academy sides and his inclusion is a real indication of how much promise he’s got.

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