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Bastian Schweinsteiger dreams of playing for Man United but MLS 'an option'

Bastian Schweinsteiger in action during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester United and Wolfsburg
Image: Bastian Schweinsteiger admits the MLS is a future 'option'

Bastian Schweinsteiger's "absolute dream" is to play for Manchester United again, but he admits his future may lie in America.

Schweinsteiger, signed by Louis van Gaal last summer, has been frozen out of Jose Mourinho's first-team plans at Old Trafford.

He confirmed earlier this month he would not join another European club and with the transfer windows in both China and the MLS already closed, he looks set to stay until January at least.

"Of course, my absolute dream would be to play for Manchester United and help them reach the goals they have," the former Germany captain said.

Steve Bates has referred Schweinsteiger as a 'high profile casualty' of the players Mourinho is looking to drop from his squad
Image: Schweinsteiger is yet to play for Jose Mourinho

"Of course, we have had talks and I have no problem with Jose Mourinho. We had a good chat and he told me his side of things and I also know what I want.

"We've got to wait and see how things go in September and October, but there is respect between us and that's important for me. I'm certainly not going to stop playing football."

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Jose Mourinho says it will be very difficult for Schweinsteiger to force his way into his plans at United

Schweinsteiger, a World Cup winner with Germany who won the Champions League with former club Bayern Munich, has missed his chance to move to MLS but would consider crossing the Atlantic in the future.

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He said: "The transfer window is closed in the USA so I'm not going there now. It's my dream still to play for Manchester United and if I get a fair chance, I believe in it.

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Former United player Quinton Fortune has expressed his surprise at Schweinsteiger's omission

"I played in the semi-finals of the European Championship as part of the world champions' team, and I believe in my ability and dream of helping United.

"I think up to my suspension last year, things were going well for me, then I had two unfortunate injuries.

"But as I said, it's my absolute dream and goal (to play for United again), but we've got to see what the situation is. The USA is certainly an option, should it come to that."

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