As we all know by now, Manchester United have allowed Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave the club on a permanent deal. The 32-year-old German will try his hand out in the MLS with the Chicago Fire, in what looks like a great move for him.
When we signed Bastian from Bayern Munich close to two years ago now, I for one was supremely excited. This is a guy that has won pretty much everything in the footballing world, including captaining his country to a World Cup crown.
In his first season, we were treated to some stellar performances in the middle of the park, but I always had that worry regarding his fitness levels and his ability to stay off the treatment table.
That, unfortunately, contributed to his downfall as last season, he spent February onwards on the injured list. Then Jose Mourinho took charge, and only gave Schweinsteiger four first-team appearances – three of which were substitute opportunities.
I think moving away was the best move for him, as well as the club. Now, Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to share their views about the move, and it’s fair to say that there are certainly mixed feelings. Have a read below.
Check out some of the best tweets aimed at Bastian’s move to the United states:
Was great to have Bastian Schweinsteiger at the club. He embraced the fans and we embraced him. All the best mate, @BSchweinsteiger ?
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger to Chicago Fire deal done. Sad it didn't work out for him at United. Wish him the best.
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) March 21, 2017
Bit gutted about schweinsteiger, felt he could of given so much more to the club but was never really given the opportunity
— Joseph (@JoeCobes) March 21, 2017
I loved Schweinsteiger, gutted he didn't get a real chance at United
— Stephen Stockley (@Stephiono) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger was so classy man! He didn’t stay in shape, and left the club whenever he could, but man those birthday tweets!
— MJC (@mango_carrot) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger gets all the pats on back despite being a cheerleader for 2 years on £200k yet Jesse who's scored Cup Final winner gets shit.
— Chris Povey (@Povey34) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger was about as much use as Depay, he just knew how to play social media and not to turn up at the boxing dressed as a matador!
— Jonesy (@gmjones73) March 21, 2017
The fact Fellaini has outlived all of Schweinsteiger Schneiderlin + Di Maria at Utd is pretty hilarious. Cld survive a nuclear bomb that one
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) March 21, 2017