Manchester United consider letting Bastian Schweinsteiger leave for free – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United would consider allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave for free this summer, according to the Telegraph.

The German international was linked with a move away from Old Trafford, but he announced Man United would be the last European club he plays for in his career.

He allegedly cost Man United around £6m when Louis van Gaal signed him from Bayern Munich last summer, but after a disappointing year in England, a move would be best for both parties.

Schweinsteiger has two years left on his £140,000 a-week contract but if he decides to stay after being informed he wouldn’t be a part of Mourinho’s plans, Man United could be tempted to let the midfielder leave for free.

Should he decide to stay, his wage bill would cost the club £15m until the end of his deal, it’s a complete waste of resources for a player currently dropped from the first-team and training with the reserves.

His statement hinted towards a transfer to a club in Major League Soccer, China or the Middle East, however as their transfer windows are currently shut, Bastian would not be able to play there until he becomes a free agent.

It’s a shame to see his talent wasted at Old Trafford, he arrived with high expectations but only managed to make 26 appearances in an injury-plagued debut season under van Gaal.

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