Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised Manchester United and José Mourinho for the way Bastian Schweinsteiger is being treated.
The former Bayern Munich star, who recently retired from international football, has been ousted at United, just one year after joining the club.
Rummenigge has been stunned by Schweinsteiger’s exclusion from United’s first-team plans amid reports he has been told to train with the reserves.
The Bayern executive chairman feels the 32-year-old’s treatment will make other big players think twice about joining United.
“When I read that I could hardly believe it,” Rummenigge told Bild.
“One or two players are going to think long and hard in future about whether they want to go to such a club.
“Nothing like that has ever happened at Bayern Munich and it will never happen.”
Schweinsteiger made just 18 Premier League appearances last season as he struggled with form and injury.