MLS BOSS OPEN TO SCHWEINSTEIGER
Major League Soccer boss Don Garber says he is open to the idea of troubled Red Devils play maker Bastian Schweinsteiger joining the league. The 32-year old recently retired German international has been snubbed from the first team by Coach Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician has banished him to training with the Under 23 squad. This is fuelling the rumours that the player might eventually leave the club, despite earlier claims that he wouldn’t but would remain hopeful.
Since his exit from German champions Bayern Munich, he has been at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger couldn’t make impact after his move to United, and injuries came in the way. When Mourinho took over, he asked that the player look for another club, but Schweinsteiger refused.
In August, Schweinsteiger claimed he wouldn’t play for another European side, and this has fuelled links to the MLS or Asia to live out his days. If you think he'll make the move, you can get ahead of the game and click here for tickets to the MLS matches (as well as USA internationals).
"We would welcome Bastian with open arms. He would be a leader for our many young players. Of course, we follow closely what happens with Bastian. He an old friend in the United States. Against the US team he played in the 2014 World Cup, and he also played with Bayern Munich in an All Star game in 2014,” Garber told German magazine, Kicker.
Garber revealed that he was following Schweinsteiger's case closely, and would be happy for the player to switch to America. Many have openly condemned the treatment meted out to Schweinsteiger.
Manchester City player and Schweinsteiger's former team-mate Ilkay Gundogan told German news source Bild: “I believe that Manchester United could 100 percent benefit from a fit Bastian Schweinsteiger. If everything you hear and read is true, you can consider it disrespectful. He’s not just some player, and also not only 18 or 19."