Ahead of his farewell game against Finland, German star Bastian Schweinsteiger has reiterated his stance to remain at Old Trafford despite being frozen out of the Manchester United first team by manager Jose Mourinho.
The 32-year-old former Bayern Munich midfielder says he is not bitter with his current situation with the current FA Cup holders as he is willing to be patient and wait for his time.
Schweinsteiger was banished to train with the reserves by Mourinho which has drawn criticism in some quarters, particularly Bayern’s executive chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge but the World Cup winner is determined to stay at Old Trafford.
“My absolute dream would be to play for Manchester United and to help them with their goals,” Schweinsteiger said.
“I have no personal problems with Jose Mourinho. I still believe in my own ability. I could still help United if given the chance.
“I have to wait and see now how it goes in September and October and how it develops. One thing is for sure, I’m not going to stop playing football.”
The German midfielder hinted at the possibility of a move to MLS to join the likes of Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and Steven Gerrard even though it’s not in his immediate plans.
“The MLS transfer window is closed,” he said. “So it won’t happen this season. But of course, the US is an option.”
Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United from German champions Bayern Munich in July 2015.