German Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of Manchester United’s UEFA Europa League squad.
Manchester United have submitted the list of players eligible to play in the group stages this season, and his name was missing on the list.
The ex-Germany captain, who has trained alone or with the Under-23s under new boss Jose Mourinho, was named in their 25-man Premier League squad on Friday.
The 32-year-old World Cup winner earlier this week retired from international football with 24 goals and 121 caps.
However, the former Bayern Munich striker will not be able to play against Feyenoord, Fenerbahce and Zorya Luhansk in the group stages of the UEFA Europa League. after he was omitted from the squad submitted to UEFA.
This is because his name was omitted from the squad submitted to UEFA by United.
Bastian Schweinsteiger Yet To Feature Under Mourinho
The German midfielder who was included in United’s Premier League squad will only be eligible for domestic fixtures.
Schweinsteiger is yet to feature under Jose Mourinho and has been training with the reserves.
He was free to leave Old Trafford before the transfer deadline but decided to stay and fight for his place.
Schweinsteiger signed a three-year deal with manchester United in July 2015.
Schweinsteiger has been training alone, or with the Under-23 squad, since Mourinho took charge this summer
Mourinho has admitted that it would be “very difficult” for Schweinsteiger to play for the club again.
United start their Europa League campaign with a trip to Feyenoord on September 15.
They are in Group A along with Turkey’s Fenerbahce and Zorya of Ukraine.