Jose Mourinho has deemed Bastian Schweinsteiger surplus to requirements at Man United, but with two years left on his three-year contract, the 32-year-old German midfielder reportedly doesn’t want to move, so Mourinho has cast him out into the wilderness of training with the reserves. According to footballer turned lawyer Dejan Stefanovic, who is a member of world players’ union Fifpro, this constitutes bullying and is worthy of a prison sentence for Mourinho.
From BBC Sport:
“It’s clear bullying,” Slovenia FifPro member Dejan Stefanovic told the BBC.
“In Slovenia, we would have indicted Mourinho and asked for the highest penalty — three years in prison.” […]
Speaking to BBC World Football, lawyer Stefanovic, who is also president of the Slovenian Footballers and Sportsmen Union, added: “This is clearly meant to discourage Bastian.
“Mourinho is setting a bad example. I would take it to the ordinary court. In our case, the penal code is quite clear. If there is bullying and harassment, there’s a prison sanction, a maximum of three years in prison.
“Schweinsteiger should turn to the Professional Footballers’ Association and he should file a complaint and I would also seek penalty for Mourinho.”
Meanwhile, Juan Mata is just happy that Mourinho is too preoccupied with Schweinsteiger to notice him.