Germany coach Joachim Low believes Bastian Schweinteiger could have been more effectively used at Manchester United.
Schweinsteiger ended an underwhelming stay at Old Trafford on Tuesday by confirming a switch to Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire.
Having struggled for form and fitness after joining United from Bayern Munich in July 2015, the 32-year-old found himself frozen out of the first-team when Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as manager for this season.
The 2014 World Cup winner battled back to a place on the fringes of Mourinho’s squad, making four appearances across all competitions from November onwards before long-time admirers Chicago made their move.
“He told me that he did all he could to get into the Man United team. He could have helped them,” Low told a news conference ahead of Germany’s friendly with England in Dortmund on Wednesday.
“I’ve seen some Man United games where they could have done with a central midfielder, a chief organiser who puts things right.
“I think it is okay for Basti to move to America to experience news things and wind down his career in the MLS. It’s a good decision for Basti.”
Good luck @BSchweinsteiger on the next chapter of your special career. All the best mate
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