FC Dallas chief admits interest in Manchester United misfit Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick during training

The 32-year-old German midfielder has been completely frozen out of the first-team picture at United by Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick during training

FC Dallas president Dan Hunt has admitted to German news provider SPOX.com that he would be interested in signing Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Schweinsteiger, 32, has not featured for United since Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager this past summer and is now training with the club’s Under-23s after being deemed surplus to requirements.

The former Germany midfielder, who joined the Red Devils from Bayern Munich in July 2015, still has over 18 months left on his current contract, but Mourinho has made it clear that it would take a significant turnaround for him to get another chance at Old Trafford.

"I think it's very difficult to happen,” Mourinho told Sky Sports in August when asked whether Schweinsteiger still has a future with United. “I'm not saying it's impossible. I'm saying it's very difficult.

“We have a decision completely made about Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Morgan Schneiderlin, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick. We have five players for two positions. It’s very difficult that an opportunity will arrive.”

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In the meantime, Schweinsteiger took to Twitter before Mourinho’s comments to reveal that he intends United to be his last club in Europe, while recent reports have suggested that he could now look to make a move to MLS when the winter transfer window opens.

Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl reported in August that the Chicago Fire would be keen to offer him the chance to revive his career in the USA, but the Eastern Conference outfit could face competition for his signature from Dallas after club president Hunt admitted his admiration for the former World Cup winner.

"He is an incredible player,” Hunt told SPOX.com. “I always admired him and the success that his teams had. That is no coincidence - he is a winner.

"At the moment we only have space for one designated player and we wanted to fill this with a striker. Maybe it will change, we will see."

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger has previously declared his interest in playing in MLS, telling the LA Times last year that “we will see what happens in the future but, to be honest, I like the States."

His former Bayern and Germany teammate Lukas Podolski has also recently backed him to make the move across the Atlantic, while at the same time criticising Mourinho for his treatment of the veteran midfielder.

“I think America is great. Moving abroad is good for personality development and it would also be good for our children," Podolski told Bild last month. "Clearly it would be possible to play with Schweinsteiger in the States. What happened to him [at Manchester United] is unfair."

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger

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