Santos coach wants to send a message with Bastian Schweinsteiger move

Santos manager Dorival Junior wants to send a wake-up call to the the world by making a move for Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Schweinsteiger, 32, has failed to work his way into Jose Mourinho's United team, spending time training with the reserves and not registering a single minute of first-team action so far this season.

Junior believes Brazilian football needs to send a message of intent to the rest of the world by signing a world-class player like the 2014 World Cup winner with Germany.

He told UOL Esporte: "It would be a huge wake-up call for the world.

"My plan, which I have tried to pass on to the Santos board, is for Santos to once more have a world-class player, which we should look for in European clubs if they are not being used properly.

"[Schweinsteiger] fits that profile. I have not officially passed this on [to Santos' board], it is my initiative to have a player with Schweinsteiger's history.

"He is not doing well in Manchester and suddenly a Brazilian club is interested in a player of his class, it could shake the market up."