Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness claims Bastian Schweinsteiger should make Manchester United pay until his last day.
He is yet to play a game since the arrival of Jose Mourinho in May, but was named in the mathday squad in the 1-1 draw over West Ham United in the Premier League.
With a number of midfielders ruled out for Slaven Bilic’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday night, supporters may finally see Schweinsteiger back in action.
Speaking about the situation, Hoeness insists the German international should punish the club for how they’ve treated him.
“If I were him, I would make the people in Manchester pay until his last day,” he said.
“That’s what this club [United] deserves for what they’ve done to him. They should be punished.
“From what I have heard, Basti’s on his way out of football. I know him well and I doubt he’s still got the fire left in him for one final major challenge.
“After such a brilliant career, a player like him shouldn’t see out his career in a place like America. For me, America simply isn’t an alternative for a player of his calibre.”
His return to the first-team in recent times could be a plan to increase his value before the January transfer window with MLS side Chicago fire and Brazilian side Santos confirming their interest in his services.
However, following his treatment at the club, Hoeness believes the 32-year-old is closer to retirement, even though he’s currently earning £180,000-per-week at Old Trafford.