Having been exiled and forced to continue training with the Manchester United reserves at the start of this season, Bastian Schweinsteiger suddenly seemed to have been brought back from the dead when Jose Mourinho hinted that the German World Cup winner may have a future with the Red Devils after all.
However, it has now emerged that the 32-year-old could well say goodbye to Old Trafford this January with The Telegraph claiming that United have started talks with several MLS Clubs to offload the former Bayern man.
Handed a reprieve by Jose Mourinho, Schweinsteiger returned to first-team training at the end of October but has only made two brief substitute appearances in cup competitions for Manchester United.
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The same source further claims that Bastian Schweinsteiger could be the next player to leave Old Trafford after Memphis Depay underwent a medical in France on Thursday.
The news will no doubt anger Manchester United supporters as the German is still a huge fan favourite at Old Trafford. In fact, the way ‘Basti’ has handled his exiling this term has been quite exemplary, as he has constantly maintained a brave face and has showered a full support to United on social media.
Back in November, ESPN claimed he was in talks to join Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.
Even some photos were released of Schweinsteiger meeting Fire manager Veljko Paunovic, but a league source cautioned then while talks have begun, they have not progressed very far at that moment.
Interestingly, Chicago has Schweinsteiger’s discovery rights, which hand it the first priority among other MLS clubs to sign the Germany and former Bayern Munich Star.