Mourinho: ‘No reaction’ to charge, no hope for Schweinsteiger

Date published: Wednesday 2nd November 2016 4:30

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Jose Mourinho refused to talk about his second FA charge or Mark Clattenburg, but was more open about Bastian Scheweinsteiger’s return.

The Manchester United boss was speaking ahead of the Red Devils’ Europa League clash with Fenerbahce, but the assembled were more keen for a response to his touchline behaviour in the 0-0 draw to Burnley last weekend.

However, Mourinho would not entertain any such questions.

“No reaction,” Mourinho simply said, before turning his attentions to other matters, including the reason why Schweinsteiger is back training with the first team again.

“Schweinsteiger is back. We made that decision last Thursday. We phoned him last Friday so he could join the team last Monday,” revealed Mourinho.

“It was a decision based on fact that we are in a period of the season where it’s really difficult with everybody together.

“The problem of tactical work that I like to do with 21 players max, to have 23/24 at a time doesn’t happen.

“Looking at Bastian and the way he was working professionally every day with the fitness coach, we think it’s a professional decision to bring him back to the team.

“We will be much better prepared, much better conditions, in case his future decision is to leave the club. In this moment we have no problems in midfield like we do in defence. If we do have problems in midfield, he’s one option for us.

“It’s a decision that can be positive for the group.”

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