Bastian Schweinsteiger has been pictured working hard at Carrington with the Manchester United first-team ahead of their clash with Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.
The German was immediately exiled from the first-team upon Jose Mourinho’s arrival in June, with the 53-year-old declaring the midfielder as not part of his plans prior to the 2016/17 campaign.
Schweinsteiger was recently recalled to the first-team in order to supplement passing drills.
The 32-year-old was pictured in good spirits at Carrington earlier today.
Schweinsteiger’s position at Old Trafford, despite his reintroduction to the first-team, remains in precarious territory. Mourinho made it clear that his presence in the first team doesn’t heighten his chances of securing minutes in the first-team, with Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Morgan Schneiderlin and even Timothy Fosu-Mensah ahead of him in the midfield pecking order.
Continued reports of move overseas only heightens the ambiguity of Schweinsteiger’s situation: the German was pictured having dinner in Hale with Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović ahead of a possible move across the pond.
Man United fans will be curious to see whether the midfielder’s constant presence in first-team training tempts Mourinho into giving him a chance to impress this season.