The reported poor treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger is of course big news in Germany, although they don’t have anything independent on it there. The stance from Bild had been that Schweinsteiger was happy to remain where he is, and hadn’t been told otherwise by Jose Mourinho.
Whilst the headlines have changed, it’s still very much ‘according to the British media’, and the only more concrete update was Tobi Schweinsteiger, Bastian’s Manchester United supporting brother, tweeting ‘No respect’ on Monday evening.
SportBild take a look at the situation on Tuesday, and they believe a shock Bayern Munich return could be possible. They say Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for a potential return, and quote him as saying: “Should he speak in the future at some point about a desire to return… then we will discuss it with him.”
It’s not just Rummenigge, Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm is also quoted, explaining it’s important to find roles for players like Schweinsteiger: “It is important to involve deserving players. A man like him was predestined to work with the club, he knows everything and everyone.”
That would make it sound like some kind of player/coach role could be made available for the Manchester United player. There’s certainly no talk of a deal, or even talk of talks, but Bayern Munich are getting out there to support their legend, and making it clear there could be a way back.