Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has stated that outcast German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger should make Manchester United bleed for their treatment of him
The former German international has been a controversial figure over the past few months. Manager Jose Mourinho has frozen him out of the first team, although Schweinsteiger was named on the bench against West Ham this past weekend.
Representatives of his former club Bayern Munich have been relentless in their criticism of Mourinho and Man United. Club president Uli Hoeness has recently returned from a stint in prison for tax evasion, and he has directed some very unsavoury comments at Man United.
Hoeness has urged Schweinsteiger to be unprofessional and make the club suffer for their treatment of him.
“I would let them [United] bleed until the last day and then say goodbye,” Hoeness told fans at a club meeting, according to Goal.
“I would play Golf every month, offer United my work and accompany [wife] Ana Ivanovic to Tennis matches.
“A club like that should be punished [for how they’ve treated him].”
Former manager Louis van Gaal brought Schweinsteiger to United from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2015. However, the injury prone 32-year-old had a poor debut season, as a spate of injuries kept him out of action for most of the campaign.
In fact Schweinsteiger has been suffering from injury woes for the past three years. This was definitely a factor in United’s bargain purchase of the Bayern Munich player. However, new manager Jose Mourinho is not willing to spend time on helping the injury-prone player back into the first team.
Schweinsteiger was offered an escape route to Sporting CP by United. The 32-year-old reportedly refused the move, even though he doesn’t have a chance at first team football at United. He is now demanding a high severance package from the club if they want to let him go.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have been relentless in their criticism of Mourinho and Manchester United. The Portuguese manager has responded by stating that he is surprised that Schweinsteiger’s former club aren’t attempting to sign him back, despite their protests on his behalf.