When figuring out ways to bolster Manchester United’s midfield, a very important trait generally comes to mind, that is composure. A midfielder is never expected to make a faulty pass and silly tackles.
It’s funny how both of these are lacking in current Red Devils’ squad. We’ve witnessed midfielders like Morgan Schneiderlin rising up to the occasion and players like Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick doing the opposite, when in fact, more is awaited from them.
Schweinsteiger was signed by Manchester United in July 2015. He was the first German player to ever play for Manchester United. His experience and talent were most welcomed at the club. The eight-time Bundesliga winner arrived at Old Trafford, giving United and their fans high hopes.
Schweini is known for his accurate passing and fancying long shots. People have witnessed the German National Team captain having almost all the traits a footballer could have. His contributions for both Bayern Munich and his national team have been dazzling and cannot be easily compared with anyone else.
Unfortunately, the German midfielder hasn’t been able to perform up to his world-class standards yet at Manchester United. Out of 17 appearances, Basti has been able to score a goal and failed to have even a single assist into his account.
His absence in the lineup isn’t really missed. The team has in fact, a better display without the German midfielder. Schweinsteiger might be finding it difficult to settle in the Premier League. We’ve seen players like Shevchenko, Deco, Robinho, etc. failed in the Premier League. Maybe with more time, Basti can get back to his standards, but unfortunately, it is too late for a player to fancy his chances to settle in at the age of 31.
Manchester United should be looking to sell the German international to another club, probably back in Germany, giving him time to save his adored career.
With Jose Mourinho most likely to be put in charge next season, the club will gather a huge amount of funds to provide the Portuguese coach’s needs.
Mourinho will no doubt, be looking to buy players to cover up each position. Hence, filling up Schweinsteiger’s place.