Date: 31st March 2017 at 6:23pm
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With Bastian Schweinsteiger no longer on the books of Manchester United, having joined the MLS side Chicago Fire, it seems Jose Mourinho has a few regrets as to how he handled the situation.

As is well known, Bastian was told he had no future at the club and spent most of the season as an outcast training with the youngsters.

At his pre-match press conference today, ahead of the visit of West Bromwich Albion, Jose admitted he didn`t adopt the correct approach, remarking to those in attendance,

‘He is one of the players that I feel sorry because of something I did to him. Not about him as a player or whether I would have bought him or not. It is as a professional, and as a human being.

‘Last thing I told him, ‘I was not right with you once, now I have to be right to you’. When he asked me to leave I had to say yes. I feel sorry for the first period. He knows that. I will miss a good guy. Good influence in training. We probably need him but I had to let him go.’

As for what he might have done different, Jose added,

‘I would let him be in the squad. At the time we had too many players. Many in doubtful situation. We still had Schneiderlin and Depay. Huge squad.

‘I regret. No problem for me to admit it. I told him.’

I guess it proves not everyone is perfect all of the time.