Bastian Schweinsteiger opens up about his relationship with Jose Mourinho

by Tanveer Arayan

Bastian Schweinsteiger insists he has no problem with new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old is set for his international farewell when Germany take on Finland in Monchengladbach on Wednesday evening.

He suggested a move to America could be on the cards but has pleaded the Portuguese boss to give him an opportunity at Old Trafford.

Speaking about his plans, Schweinsteiger claims he has no intention to stop playing football.

“My wish would be to continue playing for Manchester United,” he said.

“I have no personal problems with Jose Mourinho.

“One thing is for sure: I’m not going to stop playing football. I still believe in my own ability. I could still help Man Utd if given the chance.

“I (have) become more mature. I know how to deal with such situations. I already had more difficult moments. I’m fine.”

His future at Old Trafford doesn’t look bright and Major League Soccer is a likely destination for the German even if it isn’t this summer.

He may receive an opportunity in September where Mourinho has promised all his players game-time, but it looks extremely unlikely and at this point it seems like the only way he’ll pick up a spot on Mourinho’s side is if the Portuguese boss is hit with an injury wave.

It’s disappointing to see his career at Man United end this way as he is very experienced and talented but an injury-plagued debut season has stopped Bastian from reaching his true potential.

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