Bastian Schweinsteiger now officially part of Manchester United’s first-team squad

by Sam Peoples

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been officially reinstated as part of Manchester United’s first-team squad.

The German midfielder was written out of Man United’s accounts which were released in September 2016 but has now been added back with a value of £4.8m placed against him.

A statement released with United’s latest accounts read as follows: “An exceptional credit for the quarter was £4.8 million, relating to a reversal of a registrations’ impairment charge for a player now considered to be re-established as a member of the first team playing squad.”

Schweinsteiger’s u-turn has been down to Jose Mourinho rewarding the professionalism and hard work he saw from him while he was frozen out from the first-team. Bastian never let his head drop and Mourinho took note of that.

Having also been added to United’s Europa League, Schweinsteiger is able to play in the European competition as well as the Premier League and domestic cups, so he’s now a fully fledged member of the first-team squad again.

Fair play to you Bastian. Even at 32, you showed enough determination and hard work to force your way back in from the cold. If only every player at United had that attitude, we’d be laughing.

There was a huge cheer at Old Trafford when Schweinsteiger scored the fourth in our 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic and that’s because the fans have a real soft spot for one of football’s modern day greats. Will he go on to be influential between now and the end of the season? That remains to be seen but he’ll certainly be in and around the first-team for sure.

Welcome back Bastian.

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