MANCHESTER UNITED fans across the world rejoiced with the news that Bastian Schweinsteiger is back in training with the first-team after the World Cup winner, who is yet to feature under Jose Mourinho, was snapped being put through his paces.
Schweinsteiger was pictured beaming alongside Wayne Rooney under the watchful eye of Mourinho and his assistant Rui Faria.
Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were also visible with the duo aiming to force their way into Mourinho’s starting line-up.
However, Express Sport understands that former Bayern Munich captain Schweinsteiger is NOT set to feature for the first-team.
Instead, Mourinho wants the player fully fit for a January move away.
Despite Manchester United’s faltering league form, Schweinsteiger is still deemed surplus to requirements.
The 32-year-old, who was omitted from United’s team photo and forced to clear out his locker earlier in the season, hasn’t played since the 1-0 Manchester derby win over Manchester City in March.
And Mourinho is mindful that his lack of fitness could deter possible suitors.
Schweinsteiger was put up for sale in the summer but nobody was willing to match his £200,000-a-week wages.
Italian website CalcioMercato claim that the midfielder is wanted by Serie A giants AC Milan.
And the MLS is another option with golden oldies such as Ashley Cole, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo currently plying their trade in America’s top flight.
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