Bastian Schweinsteiger poised to set Chicago on Fire after MLS switch completed

Nevertheless, Schweinsteiger reflected on a "great time" at United, insisting that he did not want his departure to overshadow the club's game against Middlesbrough prior to the worldwide break.

Schweinsteiger is expected to make his Chicago Fire debut against Montreal Impact this weekend.

The 32-year-old conducted himself with pure class throughout his time in Manchester, even when he wasn't playing, and he now has a set of supporters in Man Utd fans who adore him arguably just as much as Bayern ones do.

"I can feel there is something going on and I want to help this club".

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team, confirmed his move to MLS last week after struggling to find a role at Manchester United.

"I think in football everything is realistic and I always believe in the team which I play for that you can win the game", the German said. "I had a great time there, especially with the teammates and the staff".

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Fire fans will hope he can bring that same level of success to the Windy City, as the team hasn't won an MLS Cup since 1998.

His first press conference in the United States was held today, and it went well for the most part, with one excruciatingly awkward moment unfortunately popping up and going viral.

"But we still have a talk to have and discuss how he feels and more things about the team and how we want to play".

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in nearly real-time.

Schweinsteiger chuckled before letting the Chicago Fire General Manager explain that the club won't be competing for the World Cup.

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