Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger has been completely left out of the squads to start this season, with rumours that the German is on his way out all over the papers at the moment. This came just a few weeks after the 32-year-old called time on his international career with Germany.
However, their Football Association have just made an extremely classy gesture towards Schweinsteiger, by granting him a farewell game in Monchengladbach against Finland on August 31st.
Schweinsteiger had made a huge 120 appearances for his country over the years, helping them secure plenty of titles including a stunning World Cup victory just a couple of years ago.
“It’s going to be a special evening for me in Monchengladbach,” Schweinsteiger is quoted as saying.
“I have a lot to thank the DFB and the fans in Germany for. I am really looking forward to this opportunity to play for Germany one last time.”
This really is great for a man who has given so much for football. Sadly, it hasn’t really worked out for him at all at Manchester United, and in all honesty, he may not even be a red when his farewell game comes around in a couple of weeks time.
The game against Finland was also supposed to be a farewell for his compatriot Lukas Podolski, but sadly he is injured and will miss out.