Bastian Schweinsteiger, despite the harsh way he was treated at Manchester United, still wishes them well for the future.e as he embarks on his new venture in America.
Signed in the summer of 2015 by ex-Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal on a three-year deal, the player failed to establish himself at Old Trafford despite being idolised by the United supporters.
Jose Mourinho treated the World Cup winner with a clear lack of respect and humiliated him by omitting him from the Manchester United squad last summer, forcing him to train with the reserves as he desperately tried to offload the player.
Mourinho did however realise the error of his ways and reintroduced the 31-year-old into the first team set up before eventually agreeing to let the player move to the MLS and apologised for the harsh treatment of the player.
As reported in The Mirror, the 54 year old recently said,
“He is in the category of players I feel sorry for something I did to him. I don’t want to speak about him as a player I would or would not buy. I want to speak about him as a professional, as a human being.
“It was the last thing I told him before he left – I was not right with you once, I have to be right to you now.”
Schweinsteiger, now with Chicago Fire, scored on his debut and showed just why he is regarded as a top professional by gracefully accepting his former manager’s apology and wishes them well for the future.
“He spoke to me, so it was nothing new for me, but it shows his character,”
“Of course it was an unfortunate situation, for both of us, but I hope the best for United. I hope they can qualify for Champions League. I’m always watching whenever they play and I hope that they’re going to win.”
Damien McEvoy Pundit Arena.