Bastian Schweinsteiger played his final game for Germany on Wednesday night and admitted he hoped to play for Manchester United again.
The German made a tearful farewell in his testimonial in a 2-0 win over Finland and insisted he was ready to get his career back on track under Jose Mourinho.
He has been frozen out at Old Trafford by Mourinho and is no longer training with the first-team but is hoping to work and and see how the situation with the Portuguese boss evolves.
“New York is a great city, but I have a contract with United until 2018 and you know what the atmosphere is like at Old Trafford and it’s my dream to run out there again,” he said.
“I hope I get the chance to help the team again. I’m the kind of person who lives on intuition. I don’t think of planning ahead, I like to live and enjoy the moment.
“I love football still too much and that means being on the field, playing, and that is what I am thinking about. I’m enjoying it too much at the moment and I hope that it continues a few more years yet.”
Retiring from international football was the right move for Bastian, as he enters the latter stages of his career he’ll be in top form to produce some excellent performances.
Injuries were a big part of his problem last campaign and hopes are he is able to keep fit and prove himself to Mourinho if he stands a chance of sticking around at Old Trafford.