Can hits out at United for lack of respect for Schweinsteiger

Date published: Sunday 6th November 2016 1:05

Emre Can & Bastian Schweinsteiger: Old Germany team-mates

Emre Can & Bastian Schweinsteiger: Old Germany team-mates

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has criticised Manchester United over their treatment of “legend” Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Jose Mourinho left the 32-year-old out of his Europa League squad earlier this campaign and made him train with the youngsters, however the former Germany international is now back training with the first-team.

Can, who has played with Schweinsteiger at Bayern Munich and with the German national side, thinks United should show the World Cup winner more respect.

“I know Schweinsteiger very well and I used to play with him,” Can said. “He’s a very good guy and he’s a legend. I don’t know what happened there but I think they don’t have too much respect for him.

“It’s a pity because he’s a very good guy. He’s always somebody who worked hard and is always a gentleman.

“When I first came up to the first team [at Bayern Munich] he was the first one who came to me and said: ‘If you need something come to me.’

“That was a big help. I was very thankful for that and it’s something I’ll never forget.”

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