Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed he left Manchester United without saying a proper goodbye to his teammates before his move to Chicago Fire.
Schweinsteiger left the Red Devils a fortnight ago to take up an opportunity with the MLS club as a designated player.
He was on the outer at the club under Jose Mourinho and found himself frozen out of the first team setup at one stage, training with the club’s under-23s squad.
The Germany great says with a game close to decision time when he departed, he did not want to make the media focus on him, instead, giving the rest of the team clean air.
“It was no so easy (leaving Manchester United) because the decision (to leave) was a little bit later, so I couldn’t say a proper goodbye to the team,” Schweinsteiger said.
“Also, they had a match … on Sunday, so I couldn’t really tell them because I didn’t want the focus on me, I wanted the focus on the team and the game.
“I was very happy because they won.
“Of course I had a great time there, especially with my teammates and the staff there. I’m happy that I could enjoy it there.”