Manchester United patrons in the Transfer Tavern are raising their ales in honour of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s short but sweet spell at the club.
The 32-year-old moved to Old Trafford in summer 2015 and quickly won over the supporters, even though he had clearly regressed from the powerful midfielder who lifted a Champions League title with Bayern Munich in 2013 and the World Cup with Germany a year later.
But Jose Mourinho wasn’t quite as convinced by the Louis van Gaal signing and didn’t even register him in United’s Premier League squad for the first half of 2016/17, although he was issued four appearances in cup competitions and scored in the FA Cup against Wigan Athletic in January.
The writing has been on the wall for some time and a move to MLS side Chicago Fire has been mooted since November, following reports from The Guardian claiming Schweinsteiger had held talks with the American outfit.
Indeed, United patrons in the Tavern have been expecting the veteran midfielder’s move to the MLS for some time and according to the club’s official Twitter account, it has now been completed.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 29, 2017
Manchester United’s official website claim he could be in action against Montreal Impact this weekend and have wished Schweinsteiger ‘the very best of luck in the next chapter of his career’.
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