Bastian Schweinsteiger has continued to be left out of goings on at Manchester United, the former German international now reportedly not allowed to take part in the team photo-shoot for the season.
According to theManchester Evening News, Schweinsteiger was not involved in the photo-call at Carrington, where twenty-five of United'splayers were posing for their head-shots.
It's a continuation of the seemingly harsh treatment Jose Mourinho has been dishing out towards the former Bayern Munich midfielder. The 32-year-old was not given a place in United's squad in July and faces the prospect of no first team football until January.
Schweinsteiger, who started 13 times in the Premier League last season, has thanked fans for their support during the debacle. He has also spoken of the possibilityof playingin the MLS, but insists his "dream" is to play for United again.
"Of course, my absolute dream would be to play for Manchester United and help them reach the goals they have," Schweinsteiger said before his final Germany appearance.
"The transfer window is closed in the USA so I'm not going there now. It's my dream still to play for Manchester United and if I get a fair chance, I believe in it.
"The USA is certainly an option, should it come to that."
Schweinsteiger, reportedly earningÂ£200k-a-week, does not seem to hold a grudge against his manager, despite the seemingly harsh treatment of such an experienced professional.
"Of course, we have had talks and I have no problem with Jose Mourinho," he added. "We had a good chat and he told me his side of things and I also know what I want.
"We've got to wait and see how things go in September and October, but there is respect between us and that's important for me. I'm certainly not going to stop playing football."