Bastian Schweinsteiger: I didn't get chance of proper goodbye at Old Trafford

Toni Houston
March 30, 2017

New Chicago Fire midfielder and former Germany global Bastian Schweinsteiger sat through an embarrassing moment during a press conference on Wednesday, as a reporter asked him whether his addition could help the team win a world cup.

The German had found game time hard to come by at United as he was initially frozen out from the first-team in the beginning of Jose Mourinho's reign.

The 32-year-old is set to be unveiled by the Major League Soccer side at a press conference tonight (1500 local time). "I am ready, but of course I need more training sessions to have the right rhythm, to be where I want to see myself", Schweinsteiger said.

"We didn't only get a world class player but a world class person as well, who can inspire the fans and the city as well".

Despite featuring sparingly this season at Old Trafford, Schweinsteiger is confident he can make an impact in the United States, where he is determined to turn the Fire's fortunes around. "I think Bastian can be the icon of MLS in the future". So I was very happy that they won.

Even if it is against the best team in the world, you have a chance to win.

Speaking to the press on his unveiling, Schweinsteiger said: "It was not so easy because the decision was a bit late so I couldn't say a proper goodbye to the team".

"They had a match away on Sunday so I couldn't really tell them because I didn't want to have the focus on me".

"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".

Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic had no issue predicting success for Schweinsteiger in MLS, however, revealing that he had already lifted the team in training.

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