Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named in Manchester United’s Premier League squad for this season, the Manchester United Evening News reports.
The 31-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements under new manager Jose Mourinho and was free to leave Old Trafford ahead of Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
But a move failed to materialise and the German midfielder has now been included in United’s Premier League squad. Mourinho has previously said it will be ‘difficult’ but not impossible for Schweinsteiger to play for United again.
Also listed in United’s squad is Sadiq El-Fitouri. The 21-year-old was signed from Salford City – owned by former United players Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes – in January 2015 and has been a regular in Warren Joyce’s reserve team.
He is yet to make a senior appearance but signed a new one-year deal in the summer.
New signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba are also in the squad while the Premier League have confirmed Pogba counts as a ‘homegrown’ player.
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are included on the list of Under-21 players due to their age along with academy arrivals Tahith Chong, Nishan Burkart and Joshua Bohui.