Mourinho Regrets Schweinsteiger Move
32-years-old Bastian Schweinsteiger has left joined Manchester United to play for Chicago Fire and has scored on his debut for his new club.
At the time of his departure, the German midfielder quoted, “I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United, but I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up this challenge.”
In his first game for his new club Chicago Fire, Schweinsteiger played all 90 minutes and scored the opening goal!
“We would have preferred it to happen in January but United were understandably reluctant to let him leave. I think we wore them down with our persistence,” Nelson Rodriguez, the Chicago Fire general manager, revealed.
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho said he took the decision to sell the midfielder because last season he routinely left England for treatment. However, he says he now regrets letting him go.
Schweinsteiger started his youth career by joining FV Oberaudorf in 1990. He was only at the club for two years. After he left FV Oberaudorf, he later went to join TSV 1860 Rosenheim in 1992. He played for that club for six years. Then, he joined the Bayern Munich youth club.
After a while, the Bayern Munich, the senior club, offered a contract with Schweinsteiger to play for Bayern. He made 342 appearances for the club and he bagged a total of 45 goals. Schweinsteiger signed for Manchester United in 2015 for £14.3 million under former boss Louis van Gaal. The 32-year-old made thirty-five appearances for the Red Devils and he grabbed two goals in total.
After Schweinsteiger spent most of his time on the bench for Manchester United, he’s made a great start for his new club and should gain much more game time.
Keane, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy