The Red Devils, still basking in their EFL Cup win over Manchester City, have left their German midfielder and major silverware out of group shot
Manchester United taking the opportunity to remind their ‘noisy neighbours’ of Wednesday night’s result in an EFL Cup derby clash can be considered no surprise, but their choice of photo has thrown up some intriguing questions.
On the back of a 2-1 victory in midweek, the Old Trafford outfit have taken to social media in an effort to make everyone aware of the glow their city has taken on.
To complement the post, the Red Devils have thrown in an image from the club’s official squad photo shoot.
Nothing too out of the ordinary there, you might think, but on closer inspection there are a few notable omissions from the picture.
For one, a major piece of silverware that United got their hands on again back in May is nowhere to be seen, with the Community Shield taking centre stage in the rather baffling absence of the FA Cup.
A certain German midfielder is also missing, but that may not be quite such a surprise.
Bastian Schweinsteiger was made painfully aware that he had no part to play in Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans shortly after the Portuguese was handed the managerial reins, and it appears that there will be no thawing of that frosty relationship.
Everyone else appears to be present and correct, though, including Juan Mata, the man who has made Manchester red again.