Earlier in the week, Manchester United Football Club confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger had departed from Old Trafford, in order to play for the Chicago Fire in the MLS. It was a move that always looked likely ever since Jose Mourinho took charge.
Having made just four first-team appearances this season, you have to say it was certainly the right decision to let him leave. At the end of the day, the 32-year-old had to think about the good of his career and at this stage he simply has to be playing football.
However, upon completing his move, Bastian has been speaking to the media and he revealed that he didn’t even get the chance to say a proper goodbye to his fellow United teammates.
“It was not so easy because the decision was a bit late so I couldn’t say a proper goodbye to the team,” Schweinsteiger is quoted as saying, as per Football365.
“Also they had a match away against – I can’t remember – but they had a match on Sunday so I couldn’t really tell them because I didn’t want the focus on me, I wanted to have the focus on the team and the game. So I was very happy that they won.”
“I had a great time there, especially with the team-mates and the staff there, it was a good time and I enjoyed it there.”
Choosing to move away would have no doubt been a hard decision to take, and not being able to say your goodbyes to the lads you have trained with every day for the last eighteen months would have been hard.
I expected huge things from Basti when he made the move to United under Louis van Gaal, and I’m absolutely gutted it didn’t work out for him here. I guess that’s just football and not everything works out exactly how you planned sometimes.
All the best in your new adventure, Basti, and thanks for your services for the last year or so.