Bastian Schweinsteiger left out of Manchester United's Europa League squad

Steve Bates has referred Schweinsteiger as a 'high profile casualty' of the players Mourinho is looking to drop from his squad

Manchester United have left midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger out of their 27-man squad for the Europa League group stages.

The former Germany captain was included in United's Premier League squad earlier this week but will not feature in the Europa League after being omitted by Jose Mourinho.

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Schweinsteiger was free to leave Old Trafford prior to Wednesday's transfer deadline, but he stated his desire to stay at United rather than joining another European club and a move failed to materialise.

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Mourinho said last week it would be "very difficult" but not impossible for Schweinsteiger to feature under him for United this season.

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Jose Mourinho says it will be very difficult for Schweinsteiger to force his way into his plans at Manchester United

Promising defenders Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 18, and Axel Tuanzebe, 18, have been included by Mourinho.

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Full 27-man squad

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone

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Defenders: Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Marcus Rojo, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Axel Tuanzebe

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay

Forwards: Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

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