The German was instantly exiled from the first-team by Jose Mourinho, who made it clear that the midfielder was not part of his plans for the upcoming season.
Schweinsteiger made a return to first-team training earlier this month but hasn’t managed to land a place in any of Mourinho’s match-day squads.
Speaking earlier this week, the 32-year-old insisted he was ready to feature under Mourinho this season.
“My goal is to play for Manchester United. I give everything for that in every training session and I hope for my chance,” said Schweinsteiger.
“It’s going well. I train with the first team and I enjoy it a lot. When the team needs me, I am there to help.”
There was a brief moment where every Man United fan – previously accustomed to the idea of Schweinsteiger never playing for United again after nearly nine months (his last performance came on the 20th March) – thought for a brief second that maybe, just maybe, the German could make a return to Old Trafford’s hallow turf.
But then came Mourinho and his deadpanning style, noting that Schweinsteiger was only there to supplement passing drills. And as the German enters further discussions with MLS side Chicago Fire, one suspects that the paths of both Schweinsteiger and United will continue to grow further apart.