Manchester United have had to write off midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as an asset in the club’s latest financial figures.
The 32-year old was brought to Old Trafford last summer by former United manager Louis van Gaal, but is yet to feature under new boss Jose Mourinho.
He is training away from the first-team but insisted at the end of the transfer window that Man United would be the last club in Europe he would play for.
However, his future at the club looks even more uncertain after Man United announced their financial results for the year ending June 30, 2016.
Under the exceptional items section of United’s annual results, it is listed a sum of £6.7million, which was related to a registrations charge after a reduction in the carrying value of a player no longer considered to be a member of the first-team.
Reports suggest Bastian is the player listed and could not be included, he was left out of United’s Europa League squad and although he made it into the Premier League group, he hasn’t made an appearance so far this season.
He is clearly not a part of Mourinho’s plans, but denied a summer move to Sporting Lisbon as he aims to fight his way back into the side.
With a busy schedule ahead, Bastian may receive a chance to prove himself, but getting in front of Mourinho’s stacked midfield options seems like an uphill challenge.