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Schweinsteiger: no regret over United move

Bastian Schweinsteiger (Getty Images)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger believes he made the right choice in quitting Bayern Munich for Manchester United.

The World Cup winner was lured to United by Louis van Gaal in 2015, but his stay in England was not a happy one.

Schweinsteiger's first season was blighted by injury, and was he exiled by new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho in his second, although the former Germany international would go on to make four appearances this season before leaving for Major League Soccer.

"My move from Bayern to Manchester was the right one," the 32-year-old told Sport1.

"I always had a goal to win the Champions League with Bayern Munich. That is why I always stayed put and never moved abroad. I then achieved my goal n 2013.

"The step to Manchester was very important. Van Gaal called me and wanted quick success. Things went very well at first, we sat at the top of the table send were level on points with Leicester.

"But then I got suspended and later on I suffered an injury. And we still won the FA Cup in the end. It's not like that was an easy achievement.

"Of course, I was surprised when Mourinho dropped me to the reserves, but I always remained hopeful that the situation would change and that I would play for Manchester again. And I did just that in the end."

Schweinsteiger made a dream start for his new club, scoring on his debut in a 1-0 win against Montreal Impact.