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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger Joins MLS Side Chicago Fire

Manchester United have agreed to let midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger join MLS side Chicago Fire.
A deal between the clubs was agreed on Monday and is subject to a medical and visa being secured.
The former Germany captain, 32, has signed a one-year contract, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

"I've always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact," Schweinsteiger said in the Tribune. "My move to Chicago Fire is no different."
A deal between the two clubs was agreed on Monday and is subject to a medical and visa being secured.
Schweinsteiger, who was signed by the Old Trafford club under former boss Louis van Gaal in July 2015, trained alone or with the Under-23 side at United after Jose Mourinho took over as manager last summer.
He returned to the first-team set-up before a Europa League game against Fenerbahce in November and played his first game for the club this season in an EFL Cup win over West Ham on 30 November.
However, he has made just three further appearances for the club - scoring one goal - with his last outing coming as a substitute against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on 22 February.
Schweinsteiger, who led Germany to World Cup victory in 2014, had talks with Chicago Fire last year but opted to remain at United beyond the end of the January transfer window.
However, Fire requested the midfielder join them now and, as Schweinsteiger was unlikely to play any significant part at United for the remainder of the season, the Old Trafford club have sanctioned his exit.


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