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Manchester United Refuse to List Bastian Schweinsteiger as an Asset in Club Accounts

Manchester United Refuse to List Bastian Schweinsteiger as an Asset in Club Accounts

Bastian Schweinsteiger‘s status as Manchester United dropped even further this afternoon after the club revealed their record-breaking accounts – and refused to list the World Cup winner as an asset.

Having been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho, Schweinsteiger’s career at Old Trafford is all but over, with Mourinho insisting that it would be “very difficult” for the former Bayern midfielder to play for United again.

At 32, he was expected to find a new club before the transfer window shut, but instead remained in Manchester earning sizeable wages and training with the youth team.

That has led to United director Ed Woodward listing the £6.7 million transfer fee paid for Schweinsteiger a year ago in the ‘exceptional items’ column in the club’s accounts – as it was thought it might give an unfair impression to the club’s investors if the player was still listed as an asset when he has contributed next to nothing on the park:

Overall, the Red Devils’ will be absolutely delighted with their balance sheet, which shows the club have generated more than half a BILLION pounds in revenue for the 2016 financial year.

But poor old Bastian will be just about the only person connected with United who’ll be upset reading the figures – and probably wondering how on Earth the team’s hierarchy will kick him when he’s down next.

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