Schweinsteiger rules out move to another European club

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 25, 2016 09:49 AM
Schweinsteiger rules out move to another European club
FILE - In his July 13, 2014 file picture Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski, left, celebrate with the World Cup trophy following their 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Veteran forward Lukas Podolski has announced his retirement from Germany's national team. Podolski said in an Instagram post Monday Aug. 15, 2016 he had informed Germany coach Joachim Loew that he is retiring from international football with immediate effect. The 31-year-old Galatasaray player, who was born in Poland, has played 129 games for Germany over 12 years, scoring 48 goals and winning the World Cup two years ago. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko,file)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger has ruled out a move to another European club and still hopes to play for Manchester United.

The 32-year-old midfielder has struggled since joining United last season and has yet to play this campaign for new coach Jose Mourinho, who reportedly told him he was no longer needed and ordered him to train away from the first team.

Schweinsteiger, a World Cup winner with Germany two years ago, has remained tight-lipped thus far.

But on his Twitter page Wednesday, he said "MUFC will be my last club in Europe. I respect other clubs, but Manchester United was the only one which could make me leave Bayern Munich."

He added "I will be ready, if the team needs me. This is all I can say about the current situation."

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