Bastian Schweinsteiger set on a move to the United States in January – report

by Leo Nieboer

Bastian Schweinsteiger has set his heart on a move to MLS side Chicago Fire in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The German has been exiled from the first-team since the arrival of Jose Mourinho in June, with the 53-year-old making it clear that the midfielder was not part of his plans at Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger, despite being deprived of any game time under Mourinho, insisted he would remain committed to the cause at Old Trafford.

However, according to the Telegraph‘s James Ducker, the 32-year-old is keen on a move to the United States before the MLS season kicks off in March.

It has also been revealed that Schweinsteiger, who was pictured having dinner with Chicago manager Veljko Paunovic last week, has already entered talks over a potential January move.

One can’t help but feel as if a move to the U.S. would be the rational thing for Schweinsteiger to do. His recent reintroduction to first-team training initially sparked prattle concerning a potential return, but Mourinho later confirmed that the midfielder was only there to aid passing drills.

That is all Schweinsteiger is to Mourinho. The World Cup winner, the Champions League winner, the man with 18 major honours to his name – reduced to a training prop.

He would go from a Hamlet-esque, ostracised figure to a worshiped reference point if he did indeed head across the pond, and Man United fans can only wish him well.

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