Johannesburg, Aug. 2 : Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has reportedly been demoted to the club's reserve team by manager Jose Mourinho.
According to Sport24, a leading British daily said that the 32-year-old German was told to train with United's Under-21s by Mourinho, an indication that Schweinsteiger could be sidelined from the manager's list of starting XI for the forthcoming Premier League season.
Schweinsteiger recently called curtains on his international career following some below-par performances for Germany at Euro 2016 last month.
He also endured an injury-hit first season at Old Trafford, which hampered his progress. Besides having an abundance of central midfielders, United are expected to seal a potential deal with France international Paul Pogba in the coming days, a move which could bring an end to Schweinsteiger's career at Old Trafford.
Schweinsteiger, who has two years left on his United contract, is also being linked with a move to AC Milan and Inter.