Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said he cannot understand Jose Mourinho’s decision to demote Bastian Schweinsteiger to the Manchester United reserves.
Schweinsteiger, 32, has been told he had no future at United and the former Germany captain now seems set for another move only one year after arriving from Bayern.
Neuer, who played alongside Schweinsteiger for club and country, told Die Welt: “Basti is a super player.
“He’s an important man with a lot of experience who is very important for the team, so I just can’t understand this decision.”
Neuer played alongside Schweinsteiger for Bayern Munich and Germany.
World Cup winner Schweinsteiger is reportedly attracting widespread interest, including from Premier League clubs.
United are said to be confident of selling the midfielder, who retired from international duty following this summer’s European Championship.