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Newly re-elected Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has revealed that Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to retire from football, following his disastrous spell at Old Trafford.
The 32-year-old struggled through an injury plagued first season in 2015/16 and is yet to feature this term under Jose Mourinho, who has received plenty of criticism for his treatment of the former Germany captain.
Schweinsteiger has been linked with several MLS clubs and Brazilian giants Santos, having insisted that he will not play for another European club. Hoeness, however, seems to believe that the Champions League and World Cup winning midfielder wil not play for another club at all and instead opt to bring a premature end to his career.
Is the German legend set to call time on his glittering career? (Image: PA)
Speaking to Bild, Hoeness said, "From what I have heard, Basti is close to retiring from football. I do not think we would be doing him or ourselves a favour with a return to Bayern."
How accurate Hoeness' information is remains to be seen, but with Schweinsteiger clearly surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, it's hard to imagine he'll remain with the club until his contract expires in 2018.