Chicago Fire say they have signed Schweinsteiger

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Manchester United have agreed to let Bastian Schweinsteiger join MLS Chicago Fire.

The German midfielder, 32, has signed a one-year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

“I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great,” Schweinsteiger said in a statement the Tribune said it received from the club.

“My move to Chicago Fire is no different.”

Former Germany captain and World Cup winner Schweinsteiger trained alone or with the under-23 side at United after Jose Mourinho took over as manager last summer.

He returned to the first-team set-up before a Europa League game against Fenerbahce in November and played his first game for the club this season in an EFL Cup win over West Ham on 30 November.

However, he has made just three further appearances for the club – scoring one goal – with his last outing coming as a substitute against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on 22 February.

More to follow.

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