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Man City’s Gundogan blasts United for treatment of Schweinsteiger

Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Final

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

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Count Ilkay Gundogan amongst those who think Manchester United isn’t doing the right thing when it comes to Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The train of thought is also a boon for the Manchester City’s German midfielder, who gets to support an international teammate while taking a shot at a club rival.

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Schweinsteiger has been demoted from United’s set-up under Jose Mourinho.

City has a five-point lead on United in the Premier League table, and took the first Manchester Derby of the Mourinho-Pep Guardiola era.

From SkySports:

“I believe that Manchester United could 100 per cent benefit from a fit Bastian Schweinsteiger,” Gundogan told Sport Bild.

“If everything you hear and read is true, you can consider it disrespectful. He’s not just some player, and also not only 18 or 19.”

Schweinsteiger retired from Germany duty, and is certainly on the down side of his legendary career. But could he be doing a job for United?

Mourinho seems hesitant to give a club star like Michael Carrick time in the XI, so status means little to him. Is Gundogan right? Should Schweinsteiger be better than “written off” by United?

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