'He belongs on the field' - Manuel Neuer urges Jose Mourinho to recall exiled Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says Manchester United should turn to Bastian Schweinsteiger to lift them out of their current dip in form.
The former Bayern midfielder has not been considered by Jose Mourinho this season, but Neuer says the former Germany captain is just the man United need right now.
"I really hope that Bastian gets some consideration soon," Neuer said at a press conference in Munich.
"We all know he's one of the best midfielders in the world.
"He belongs on the field for Manchester United and not training individually."
The 32-year-old has knuckled down in a bid to prove Mourinho wrong for leaving him out of his plans in the summer.
Neuer is not the only one calling for Schweinsteiger to be given a chance. While United were trailing Chelsea 3-0 on Sunday, his former Germany team-mate Lukas Podolski tweeted "Schweinsteiger please".
Schweinsteiger's last game was for his county in a testimonial last month. He last pulled on a United shirt in the Manchester derby in March, with injury bringing his first Premier League season to a premature conclusion.