Manchester United's accounts indicate Bastian Schweinsteiger not considered an asset

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Could Manchester United force Bastian Schweinsteiger's Premier League exit?

Manchester United have had to write off midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as an asset in the club's latest published accounts.

The 32-year-old German was brought to Old Trafford from Bayern Munich last summer by former manager Louis van Gaal, but has been frozen out by new boss Jose Mourinho.

Schweinsteiger is training away from the first team but stressed towards the end of the transfer window that United would be his last club in Europe, saying he "will be ready, if the team needs me".

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However, that looks even more unlikely after the club announced their financial results for the year ending June 30, 2016.

Under the 'exceptional items' section of United's annual results, it listed a sum of £6.7million "related to a registrations' impairment charge regarding a reduction in the carrying value of a player no longer considered to be a member of the first team playing squad".

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United watches from the dugout during the pre-season friendly match between Wigan Athletic a
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It is understood Schweinsteiger is that individual and could not be included as an asset as it may give an unfair impression to investors.

The former Germany captain was omitted from United's Europa League squad but included in the Premier League group, although that was compulsory under league guidelines.

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