Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of Manchester United’s squad for the Europa League group stage.

Schweinsteiger has yet to make an appearance under new boss Jose Mourinho, who has told the midfielder it will be “very difficult” to give him any playing time this season.

The 32-year-old was this week named in United’s Premier League squad but he will be ineligible to play in Europe after being excluded from the 27-man list submitted to UEFA.

The German stated on the eve of his 121st and final international appearance on Tuesday that it was his “absolute dream” to help Manchester United to glory this season.

But the latest snub will come as a blow to a player who has reportedly been forced to train with the reserves in the early stages of the new campaign.