Schweinsteiger: "I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United."

Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to leave Manchester United for Chicago Fire.

The 32-year-old, who joined United from Bayern Munich in 2015 and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season, will complete a permanent move to the MLS club subject to a medical and once he obtains a work permit and a working visa.

Speaking to United's official website, Schweinsteiger said: "I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United. But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up the challenge at Chicago Fire.

"I have enjoyed working with the manager, the players and staff here and wish them all the best in the future. But I have to reserve special thanks to the United fans - whose support has been a very special part of my time in Manchester.

"I was delighted to be part of the squad that won the FA Cup for them last season and will always remember their energy and their passion. Now is the right time for me to start a new chapter in Chicago and I am looking forward to it."

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