Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Basti Claims Time at Reds 'Unfortunate' for Him and Mourinho

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Basti Claims Time at Reds 'Unfortunate' for Him and Mourinho

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BASTIAN Schweinsteiger has described his troubled time under Jose Mourinho at United 'an unfortunate situation for both of us'.

But the popular German veteran - who joined Chicago Fire last month - holds no ill will towards the Reds and says he hopes they qualify for next season's Champions League.

Schweinsteiger, signed by Louis van Gaal from Bayern Munich in 2015, found himself frozen out by Mourinho earlier in the season and forced to train away from the first-team squad.

He was later, briefly, welcomed back into the fold before being allowed to leave for the MLS side on a free transfer.

Mourinho apologised for his handling of the World Cup winner on his departure from Old Trafford and Schweinsteiger said: "He spoke to me, so it was nothing new for me, but it shows his character. …

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