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At the start of the 2016/17 season, Bastian Schweinsteiger was surplus to requirements at Manchester United and forced to train with the club's U23 side by Jose Mourinho, who did not see him as part of his plans.
But the World Cup winner remained professional throughout and managed to work his way back into the first-team fold at United, making a substitute appearance in the club's EFL Cup quarter final win over West Ham at Old Trafford.
Here's the message Schweinsteiger delivered to Manchester United after his departure was confirmed:
Credit: Bastian Schweinsteiger
The German was then further rewarded with a start against Wigan in the FA Cup in January, with Schweinsteiger scoring the final goal in what was his first start for over a year.
Anyway, it turns out that had the 32-year old not got on with things in a professional manner, he would have been punished by United.
That's because as per the 'Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football', if the former Bayern Munich man spoke badly about Jose Mourinho in the media during interviews, he would receive a fine of two weeks wages.
As reported by The Mirror, United have denied the claims.
Prior jetting off the MLS with Chicago Fire, Schweinsteiger played 2,101 minutes at United, earning a salary of £12.53m, or £5,963 per minute if you break it down further.
He has made six appearances for Fire this season, scoring two goals.