Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised Manchester United for allegedly demoting Bastian Schweinsteiger to the reserves.
The 32-year-old has allegedly been training with Man United’s under-23 squad after being told by Jose Mourinho that he has no future at Old Trafford.
Schweinsteiger was not named among the 22 players used by Mourinho in Wayne Rooney‘s testimonial match against Everton on Wednesday night.
Speaking about his treatment, Rummenigge insists it may result in players thinking twice before joining Man United in the future.
“I could hardly believe when I read it,” he said.
“This never happened before at Bayern Munich and never will happen.
“In the future players will think twice before joining such clubs, who treat them more radically when they want to get rid of a player than a club like Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga would do.
“It seems like this is the price players have to pay if they join these clubs.”
Schweinsteiger left Bayern for United last summer and made only 13 Premier League starts during the 2015-16 season after an injury-plagued debut season at Old Trafford.
He faces an uncertain future at Man United after he wasn’t able to make the impact fans were hoping for, resulting in him being left out of Mourinho’s squad for the pre-season tour of China.
The German will be hoping to hit the ground running under Mourinho next season and will have to take all the opportunities he is handed if he is the impress the Portuguese boss.