I don't really know what's the deal with Bastian. First Mourinho says he's not gonna play him, then all of a sudden he brings him back to the first team. He's either caving under media pressure, trying to get him fit to sell in January or saw that Pogba is struggling with an injury, and decided to bring him in just in case
I'm not going to moan about bad squad management because i think Basti's situation is purely down to the board and them wanting him off the books at all costs - still fucking mismanagement though. Look at April fixtures and tell me he couldn't have slotted in there somewhere. Joke.
I think we could have used him more this season but with Mourinho that wasn't going to happen so probably best for all parties to let him leave as soon as possible. It's unfortunate that we didn't get him at his best but still it's been great to see him play for the club and wish him all the best.
“[The decision not to play me] was maybe made by someone else without him so I think after I trained and I played and you could see me and how I behave as a professional and he has a different opinion, so it was a little bit unfortunate"