By James Strudwick

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has urged Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave Manchester United despite coming back into favour with Jose Mourinho.

The midfielder joined the Red Devils from his long-term club in the 2015 summer transfer window for £6.5 million and the transfer meant that he became the first German international to play for their top team.

Schweinsteiger made 18 appearances in the Premier League and scored just one goal under Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal.

It was not all plain sailing for the midfielder last season, however, as he was given a three-match retrospective ban by the Football Association after hitting West Ham defender Winston Reid in the throat.

The German midfielder was allowed to rejoin with the senior team on Monday for the first time since the Portuguese manager has joined the club, as the new boss sent him to train with the Under 21’s when he joined United.

Despite this, the chairman of the Bavarian club has urged the 32-year-old to move on from Old Trafford.

The 61-year-old believes that Mourinho dealt with the situation in the wrong way.

“My wish for him is that he finds a solution once the transfer windows opens in January,” he explained to Bild.

“It’s difficult to manage a generation change but, nevertheless, you have to do it with tact.”

England and United left-back Luke Shaw was happy to have the German back in training, saying he is a big influence on the team.

“It’s great to see him back. We found out the news a couple of days ago and it’s so great to have him back,” the 21-year-old said.

“He’s a big influence in the dressing room and obviously on the pitch, especially for young players like myself.”


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