United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann: Bastian Schweinsteiger move would be great

by Leo Nieboer

United States Jurgen Klinsmann has supported the idea of Bastian Schweinsteiger swapping Manchester United for the MLS.

The German was instantly banished from the first-team squad and forced to train with the reserves upon Jose Mourinho’s arrival in June.

It has been reported that various MLS sides have expressed an interest in Schweinsteiger, who confirmed that Man United would be the last European club he plays for before he retires.

When questioned over the prospect of Schweinsteiger moving to the US, Klinsmann said: “It would be a great thing.”

“A lot is moving in the United States. It would be great, because it would help us when the young players have such a player at their side.

“If he feels like it, that would be a great thing.”

Schweinsteiger’s surprise reintroduction to the first-team squad earlier this week led to many United fans entertaining the prospect of the German, against all odds, receiving some game time under Mourinho.

However, the 53-year-old’s recent comments over Schweinsteiger’s reintroduction – where he explained that the German was only there as an extra body to supplement passing drills – somewhat dispelled any speculation surrounding a potential return, and a move to the MLS – where the 32-year-old could enjoy regular game time – seems like the next logical step.

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