Bastian Schweinsteiger may have been linked with a move to MLS side Chicago Fire, but he has told Manchester United that he is ready to play.
The German World Cup winner was frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese coach was named as Louis van Gaal’s successor in the summer.
The 32-year-old, who has since retired from international duty, was ordered to train away from the first team and was even written off as a £6.7m asset in the club’s yearly accounts.
Despite appearing to be pushed out of the club, Schweinsteiger returned to first-team training in October due to the growing number of injuries within the squad.
It has been widely speculated that the midfielder still does not have a future at Old Trafford, and is reported to have held talks with Chicago Fire bosses regarding a potential summer move.
It seems as though Schweinsteiger is still committed as ever to representing United despite Mourinho’s treatment of the player as he has been quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying:
“Sure, it would be great to play for United in the Premier League and win the title. I’ll be ready if they need me.”
Since moving to United from Bayern Munich in 2015, the midfielder has made 26 appearances.