MLS club FC Dallas hint at interest in Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger
The 32-year-old is out of favour at the club and might leave in January
Manchester United outcast Bastian Sschwinsetoger might have a way out of the club yet. The German midfielder has been shunned to the reserves by Jose Mourinho and hasn’t played a single minute this season.
The manager was very clear about his future at the club and told him to find a new team before the window closed. He had a few offers from several clubs towards the end of the summer window but chose to reject all of them in favour of a stay.
He even came out to say he wasn’t upset with the manager and was willing to fight for his place in the team. But so far Jose has been unmoved in his team selection and the German continues to spend his time on the sidelines.
He might already be 32 years of age but still has a lot to offer and any club might be lucky to have a player of his quality. MLS seemed like the perfect destination for the star and there are reportedly several clubs interested in his signature.
One of those clubs also hinted that they might want to sign the player. FC Dallas’s club president Dan Hunt heaped praise on the out of favour United man recently. Speaking to The Sun he said, “He is an incredible player. I always admired him and the success that his teams had. That is no coincidence, he is a winner.”
It has only been a year since Schweinsteiger’s move from Bayern Munich after Louis Van Gaal decided to invest in a player he knew from his Bayern days. But Bastian did not have the best of debut seasons.
United ended up finishing 5th, missing out on Champions League football. But after some big investment in the summer including the much talked about arrival of Paul Pogba the Red Devils have renewed enthusiasm that they could see the return of the glory days once again.
But seven games in they have stuttered a bit and lie 6th in the table but their recent performances have been very encouraging. Hunt was asked about the likeliness of the move happening and his response was realistic in nature. “That is difficult to predict. At the moment we only have space for one designated player and we wanted to fill this with a striker. Maybe it will change, we will see.”
A January move looks on the cards for Schweinsteiger and although he won’t be a big miss when he leaves fans will be sad to see him go.