Date: 21st March 2017 at 11:33am
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After an indifferent season whereby it became clear that Bastian Schweinsteiger wasn`t part of Jose Mourinho`s plans for Manchester United, news has broken that the player has left Old Trafford.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the 32-year-old midfielder is set to complete a deal that will see him play for the MLS side Chicago Fire.

Our source is championing the suggestion that a deal was done yesterday (Monday) but is dependent upon a medical being completed and the necessary visa being obtained.

Seemingly, Schweinsteiger has signed a one-year deal and upon announcing that he is leaving Bastian had this to say to the Manchester United support,

‘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.

‘I have enjoyed working with the manager, players and staff but I have to reserve special thanks to the fans. I will always remember their energy and their passion.’

Talking about the acquisition of the former German captain, the Chicago Fire manager Veljko Paunovic has remarked to our source,

‘In the locker room, he will be a huge example of a champion.

‘He still is somebody that can show that on the field and demonstrate how our guys have to work, prepare, behave, think and work together in order to get to that level.’

Here at Vital Manchester United we wish Bastian every success in his new venture in the US.