Bastian Schweinsteiger Freed From Mourinho’s Bondage

Manchester United have finally released Bastian Schweinsteiger, the midfielder is expected to join MLS side Chicago Fire on a one-year contract with an option of another year.

The 32-year-old former Germany captain who led his country to their world cup victory in 2014 have been subjected to train alone or with the u-23 side since the arrival of Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford last summer.

An agreement was reached between United and Chicago Fire on Monday and the German has been subjected to have a medical test and secure a visa.

Bastian told BBC Sport that”I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United,”. “But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up this challenge.”

He added: “I have enjoyed working with the manager, players and staff but I have to reserve special thanks to the fans. I will always remember their energy and their passion.”

His exit from Old Trafford became necessary as it was obvious that Schweinsteiger was not likely to play any significant role at United for the remainder of the season under United new Boss Jose Mourinho.

Bastian who came to United under former manager Louis Van Gaal in 2015, was privileged to play his first-team game for United under Jose Mourinho against Fenerbahce in November and his first game for the club this season during the EFL Cup win over Wesham on November 30.

He scored one goal for the club in all his appearances for United, and that was when he came as substitute against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on 22 February, 2017.

 

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