Schweinsteiger did not get chance to say a 'proper goodbye' at United

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GETTY Jose Mourinho has sent Bastian Schweinsteiger into exile at Manchester United

Bastian Schweinsteiger's move from Manchester United to Chicago Fire has been completed, the Premier League club have confirmed.

However, at an introductory press conference, the German World Cup victor was asked a rather odd question and one which will reinforce the often unfair view that the USA is still yet to get fully up to speed with the world of "soccer".

Schweinsteiger chuckled before letting the Chicago Fire General Manager explain that the club won't be competing for the World Cup. "I hope we get results soon because I don't like to lose".

"We had fantastic training but everyone was inspired by him, everyone is thrilled to play next to him".

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.

"We have not only a world-class player, but a world-class man". "I just want to play well, help the team, help the people in Chicago to enjoy watching soccer. I think Bastian can be the icon of MLS in the future".

"I was preparing before I came here and, of course, I need some days more training but I feel I am ready whenever the coach needs me".

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

Paunovic revealed he met Schweinsteiger in Manchester a year ago, where they spoke about football in America - but the player himself said he did not have time to say bye to his United friends.

"It was not easy as the decision was a little bit late so I did not get to say a proper goodbye team", he told the media as he was unveiled in Chicago on Wednesday.

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