Schweinsteiger Ready For Pay Cut To Move Away From United

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger before the match.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger looks set to leave Manchester United this summer, according to The Sun. The German is reportedly looking at a move to Chicago Fire, of the MLS.

The World Cup winner made a high-profile move to Old Trafford in 2015, while Louis Van Gaal was United manager. Jose Mourinho has taken over since, and the midfielder doesn’t seem to feature at all​ in his plans.

Schweinsteiger was banished to training with the reserves at the start of the season, and was even left out of the team photo. Mourinho has finally relented, so late in the season. The former Bayern player has then featured in a few cup games.

Yet, he has only played 4 times for the Red Devils all season. This has gotten​ him looking for a move away. The MLS, and Chicago Fire in particular may provide him a lifeline.

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According to The Sun, the franchise is ready to pay the 32-year old £90,000-a-week. This is a significant drop from the £140,000 Schweinsteiger earns at Manchester United. Nonetheless, he is ready to do so for game time.

So is United, according to reports. The legend has one-year still left on his contract, but the English giants are ready to let him go for free.This would help them save around £6 million next season.


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