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BREAKING: Bastian Schweinsteiger Completes Move Away From Manchester United

Nasir Jabbar

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BREAKING: Bastian Schweinsteiger Completes Move Away From Manchester United

Bastian Schweinsteiger's Manchester United career is officially over. The German midfielder had been attracting plenty of interest, and he's finally set to secure a move away from Old Trafford.

The 32-year-old was pretty much deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho who had frozen him out of the United squad, playing a bit part role - if that.

(Jose is no longer his manager so he'll enjoy him getting his alphabet wrong:)

(Credit: BT Sports)

Though his misery in England is over after the club have allowed him to join the Major League Soccer with Chicago Fire.

According to the Chicago Tribune Newspaper, Schweinsteiger has signed a one year deal, and will become one of the best paid players in the league subject to a medical and visa being granted.

(The story of his United career)

He's set to land a £70,000-a-week contract, which will see him pocket a guaranteed £3.6 million in 2017.

And the ex-Bayern Munich star is relishing the opportunity to play in the States.

"I've always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great."

"My move to Chicago Fire is no different. Through my conversations with Nelson and Pauno, I'm convinced by the club's vision and philosophy and I want to help them with this project."

(Schweinsteiger celebrates scoring a goal with his teammates)

While their general manager Nelson Rodriguez was ecstatic about acquiring his services, saying.

"We're adding someone who has won at every level, including the very highest levels, and has done so in a way that is consistent with our values."

"We as a club will now be forced to hold ourselves to a higher standard, an accountability level. Previously, I think we could satisfy ourselves with what is known domestically. Now we need to rise to a standard that is set more internationally."

(Another World Cup winner is set to ply his trade in the MLS)

The World Cup winner was training with the under-23's side before eventually returning to the first team, albeit in the Europa League and EFL Cup.

A couple of cup appearances in November then saw him bag his first goal of the season netting against Reading in the FA Cup.

All the best in the MLS, Bastian!

Topics: Manchester United, Bastian Schweinsteiger

Nasir Jabbar
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