Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho. His former teammate Lukas Podolski has come out in the open to reveal the midfielder’s future career plans.
Podolski has stated that the duo could make their way to the United States of America (USA) and feature in the Major League Soccer (MLS). The former Arsenal striker recently appeared in an interview where spoke about his desire to play in America, together with Schweinsteiger, as reported by Manchester Evening News.
Mourinho has stopped the World Cup winner from training with the first-team players and the ex-Germany captain is presently spending his time with the team reserves. The 32-year-old came out with a statement suggesting that he would not play for any other European club aside from United and he will stay at the club for whenever the team needs him.
“I think America is great. Moving abroad is good for personality development and it would also be good for our children.” Podolski said, speaking to German publication Bild.
The current Galatasaray striker also went on to mention that whatever is happening with Schweinsteiger at the moment is unfair. A player of such caliber should not be deported to the second team. Also, a coach cannot keep a player from not playing in the first-team as it should be open to all the players playing at the club, based on merit.
Meanwhile, other news sources are linking the former Bayern Munich midfielder with a move away from Old Trafford to French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). PSG wants to offer an amount of $1.94 million to United as a token money to offer the player an escape route in January, 2017, according to Daily Star.
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