first_imgManchester United Schweinsteiger didn’t deserve Mourinho treatment – Van Gaal Harry Sherlock 18:01 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Schweinsteiger Manchester United Wigan FA Cup Getty Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho The former Manchester United manager has hit out at the way the Portuguese handled the veteran German midfielder Louis van Gaal has hit out at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for his treatment of veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.The Dutchman signed Schweinsteiger in 2015 during his two-year tenure at Old Trafford, but Mourinho seemingly took a dislike to the former Bayern Munich star, even making him train with the club’s reserve team.Schweinsteiger subsequently left United for MLS side Chicago Fire in March 2017, after making a total of 35 appearances for United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Van Gaal accepts that the midfielder was past his peak by the time he came to Old Trafford, but he has still criticised the way the 33-year-old was treated by his successor.”Schweinsteiger was older, of course, but not too old,” Van Gaal told Sport Bild. “Still, his body was not able to keep up with the high demands of the Premier League.”Bayern sold him to us as a fit player, but, in reality, physically he had reached the end.”How Mourinho treated him after me, Schweini did not deserve this. But it also explains how things were with Schweinsteiger.”It’s a shame because he is a player like Luis Enrique, Mark van Bommel or Philipp Lahm, a character always present on the pitch.”Van Gaal has yet to return to management since departing United in 2016. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

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