Manchester United Transfer News: Schweinsteiger heading out of Old Trafford; Besiktas interested

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could be on his way out of Old Trafford, especially with Turkish champions Besiktas being interested in the World Cup winner. Schweinsteiger is supposedly not in Jose Mourinho’s plans for next season and with the Red Devils looking to bring in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, time could be up for the 31-year-old.

United’s new manager Mourinho is looking for a mass clear-out at Old Trafford and Schweinsteiger is one of the names expected to leave. It is strange considering that the German maestro arrived at the Theater of Dreams from Bayern Munich only last year. But, if reports are to be believed, time is up for him in Manchester, especially if Besiktas come up with a good offer, as reported by Telegraph.

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It is not only Schweinsteiger, whose future is in doubt under the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager. Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind are also having an uncertain future at the club and could be sold for more players of Mourinho’s liking. The Portuguese boss has already mentioned his preference for specialists rather than utility players.

Although Schweinsteiger’s future might look dubious under Mourinho, it has to be noted that the German is one of the very few players at the club with brilliant playmaking skills. He may not have had the best of debut season at Manchester United, but the man from Kolbermoor, Germany is a top-class player who has won eight Bundesliga titles and one Champions League trophy in his illustrious career.

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The 2014 World Cup winner still has a lot to offer if he is able to stay away from injuries. But, should the Turkish giants come up with a reasonable transfer bid, it won’t be surprising to see Schweinsteiger leave after just spending one season at his boyhood favorite club.

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