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Mourinho Explains Why He Axed Schweinsteiger

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has explained why he axed German midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger from the first team.

Read: Mourinho Accused Of Bullying Man Utd Star

Reports in England suggested that the World Cup winner was banished from the first team, and the Portuguese manager has now revealed he only wants to keep a squad of 23 players.

The Red Devils have a number players fighting for a place in the midfield, which includes Michael Carrick, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini. While, Paul Pogba is set be Mourinho's latest signing, leavin no room for Schweinsteiger.

“I think is what is happening in every club in the world which is the manager decides his squad and chooses a certain number of players to face the season,” Mourinho told reporters at his press conference.

“That’s it and I normally like to work with 20 players plus the three goalkeepers which is what I do for 15 years because we have so many players but at the same time we also have so many competition and especially the Europa League is a competition that changes a lot of the season you can play 15 matches, you play on the Thursday, you have a big risk, travel a lot.

“Normally you are going to play the Premier League on the Sunday so I made the decision to be with 23 players plus three goalkeepers which I think is still a lot and I had to make my decisions.”

Read: Bayern Chief Slams Man Utd

Did Mourinho make the right decision by banishing Schweinsteiger to the reserves? Have your say in the comment section below.


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