Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will not return to Bayern Munich this summer.
The 32-year-old’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain after he was left out of Jose Mourinho’s squad for the pre-season tour and Wayne Rooney‘s testimonial.
Reports have suggested he is one of several players Man United are open to selling as Mourinho continues his summer overhaul at Old Trafford.
Speaking about a move, Ancelotti has suggested a move for Schweinsteiger is not in his plans.
“In football there is no if. (Signing) Schweinsteiger is not in our ideas,” he said.
“He was a fantastic player for Bayern, he was a fantastic player for football, but I think that it is not time for him to come back to Munich.”
Schweinsteiger has allegedly been told to train with the reserves at Man United after Mourinho ordered him to clear out his locker in Man United’s first-team dressing room.
He suffered an injury-plagued debut season at Man United and hasn’t quite been able to make the impact that fans were hoping for when he joined the club in 2015.
Bastian showed plenty of potential when he first arrived in England and was often referred to as a “midfield general” but he hasn’t been able to keep his impressive form after picking up two major knee injuries last season.