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Schweinsteiger still dreams of playing for Man Utd despite snub

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 23:04 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.1 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has expressed his desire to continue playing for the Old Trafford club this season, despite being snubbed by new manager Jose Mourinho.

Last week, Mourinho had said that it would be extremely difficult for out-of-favour Schweinsteiger to play for United this season,Sport24 reported.

The 32-year-old, who endured an injured-plagued first season, is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Old Trafford club since Mourinho took over the team this summer.

Insisting that ups and downs are part and parcel of life, Schweinsteiger said that he still believes in his ability and was hopeful to be able to run out at Old Trafford at some point in coming future.

Earlier in July, the midfielder announced his retirement from the international football, three weeks after Germany were knocked out of Euro 2016 following a semi-final defeat against France.

Schweinsteiger, however, will play his 121st and last game for Germany in a friendly against Finland on Wednesday. (ANI)