'Schweinsteiger should make Man Utd bleed!'

The newly re-elected Bayern president has torn into the midfielder’s treatment in England, but stopped short of saying he’d bring him back to Munich

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has suggested that Bastian Schweinsteiger should “make Manchester United bleed” for his treatment.

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Schweinsteiger left Bayern for United in 2015, but has not hit the same heights at Old Trafford that he did during a distinguished spell at the Allianz Arena. 

Problems with injury and form saw him struggle to make an impact last season, before he was deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho at the start of this campaign.

“I would let them [United] bleed until the last day and then say goodbye,” Hoeness told fans at a club meeting.

“I would play Golf every month, offer United my work and accompany [wife] Ana Ivanovic to Tennis matches.

“A club like that should be punished [for how they’ve treated him].”

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Schweinsteiger has yet to feature for United in any competition this term and recent reports suggested he could leave United for a move to MLS in January, while Brazilian side Santos have also shown an interest.

However, Hoeness has hinted the 32-year-old midfielder could leave the game altogether in the not too distant future.

“From what I have heard, Basti is close to retiring from football,” he added. “I do not think we would be doing him or ourselves a favour with a return to Bayern.”

Schweinsteiger’s contract with United is due to expire in 2018.

Say it to my face! Boateng hits back at Rummenigge

Jerome Boateng hit back at Bayern Munich’s president, who questioned him following the shock 3-2 Champions League defeat to Rostov

Under-fire defender Jerome Boateng has responded to criticism from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, inviting Bayern Munich’s chairman to speak to him personally.

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Boateng hit back at Rummenigge, who questioned the form of the 28-year-old Germany international following Bayern’s shock 3-2 loss to Rostov in the Champions League midweek.

Despite coming off injured in the defeat, Rummenigge urged Boateng to come “back to earth” and focus on his football.

Boateng, who missed Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen, laughed off the 61-year-old’s doubts.

“I can only laugh about these statements,” Boateng told Sky.

“Next time he can say it personally in my face – and then it’s fine.”

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Boateng has made seven Bundesliga appearances this season, five of those as a starter, with defending champions Bayern second in the table, three points behind surprise leaders RB Leipzig.

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident Arjen Robben will sign a one-year renewal with the Bundesliga champions.

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The Netherlands international remains a key part of the Bavarian side. While he missed the opening games of the season due to injury, he has returned with his usual effectiveness, scoring four goals and setting up two in 10 appearances across the Bundesliga and Champions League.

However, the 32-year-old’s existing contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Bayern recently held talks with the winger to discuss a new deal.

No agreement has been reached as of yet, but Bayern are hopeful the former Real Madrid attacker will follow in the footsteps of Franck Ribery, who penned a one-year extension on Sunday. 

“We have also spoken with Robben over a contract renewal,” Rummenigge said at a fan event.

“He wants to wait until Christmas, but there is nothing to suggest we will not agree a one-year renewal with him as well. I think things will work out.

Schweinsteiger close to retiring – Hoeness

“Ribery and Robben might be turning 34 and 33, respectively, but they still give us something extra.”

Robben has been a key player for Bayern since joining in 2009, though he has had constant struggles with injury. The winger has won five league titles in that time, as well as four DFB-Pokals, a Champions League crown and the Club World Cup.

Schweinsteiger close to retiring – Hoeness

The newly re-elected Bayern Munich president claims the World Cup winning midfielder is set to retire from professional football after an unsuccessful spell in England

Uli Hoeness has suggested Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger is ready retire.

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Schweinsteiger left Bayern for United in 2015, but has not hit the same heights at Old Trafford that he did during a distinguished spell at the Allianz Arena. 

Problems with injury and form saw him struggle to make an impact last season, before he was deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho at the start of this campaign.

He has yet to feature for United in any competition this term and recent reports suggested he could leave United for a move to MLS in January, while Brazilian side Santos have also shown an interest.

However, Hoeness has hinted the 32-year-old midfielder could leave the game altogether in the not too distant future.

“From what I have heard, Basti is close to retiring from football,” Hoeness was quoted as saying by Bild.

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“I do not think we would be doing him or ourselves a favour with a return to Bayern.”

Schweinsteiger’s contract with United is due to expire in 2018.

Ancelotti: Bayern need to improve quickly

The Bundesliga side brought an end to a three-game winless streak by beating Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, but the coach demands more from his side as they look to get back on top

Carlo Ancelotti admits his side have a lot to improve on this season after Bayern Munich reiterated their support for the coach.

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Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Friday that the Italian has the club’s “full support” as they went on a three-game winless run in which they lost to fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund, surrendered top spot in the Bundesliga to RB Leipzig and suffered a 3-2 defeat to Rostov in the Champions League.

Goals from Thiago Alcantara and Mats Hummels saw that run come to an end on Saturday as they helped Bayern to a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen, though the reigning champions still sit three points behind Leipzig.

Bayern’s next clash is a trip to Mainz on Friday and Ancelotti is happy to have more time to work with his team.

“Before this game, what we are trying to do is not natural in this moment. We have to work,” he said.

“Fortunately, next week for the first time this season, we have one week to prepare for the game.

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“I think it is a good opportunity for us to improve and I am sure we will improve quickly.

“The win was alright,” he added. “There are these moments in the season where it is more important to win than to play well.

“The last two games were not good, but there was a reaction from the team. It was a tough, high-intensity game, and we fought hard for the win.”

The former Real Madrid boss is impressed by the rise of Leipzig, but hopes to wrestle control of the German top-flight back from the newly-promoted side.

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“Leipzig are having a first-class season, but it is crucial for us to be at the top,” he added.

Bayern will have the opportunity to edge ahead of Leipzig on Friday when they head to Mainz ahead of the leaders’ meeting with Schalke on Saturday.