As football fans will be aware, Bastian Schweinsteiger has become old news at Manchester United. With Jose Mourinho’s arrival, all manner of football stars have arrived at Old Trafford, with the ageing Schweinsteiger pushed out of the team.
And with Basti walking the plank, it looks as though he has more than one eye on his own future.
A brief message to the amazing fans about my current situation. @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/Rf3jLKNwK4
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 24, 2016
It turns out Basti has loads of fans, and many are devastated by the way the World Cup winner has been treated.
@BSchweinsteiger @ManUtd Absolute legend. You don't deserve to be treated like this. Love you.
— ï¸BT (@TheTeamForMe) August 24, 2016
Oh, Basti. It wasn't meant to be like this ð¢ https://t.co/2uZGnzvadE
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) August 24, 2016
Meanwhile, others suggested there was still hope for the former Bayern Munich star.
@BSchweinsteiger Keep going Basti, keep training hard you legend. Every United fan is behind you & we will see you play at Old Trafford soon
— All For United (@allforunited) August 24, 2016
But if you’re a Manchester United fan, it’s likely that, with the best will in the world, you’re pleased the club have come so far that they no longer need the German.
Powell on vs Wolfsburg last season and now Depay, Carrick, Jones, Rojo, Lingard, Darmian, Schweinsteiger and Pereira can't get in the squad.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) August 19, 2016
This opposition fan made his feelings known in no uncertain terms.
@BSchweinsteiger @ManUtd Grandpa go to the MLS
— The Blue (@CalcioChelsea) August 24, 2016
And some couldn’t help but feel that Basti was getting a brilliant deal.
Bastian schweinsteiger has the best job in the world. Doesnt have to train or play, gets paid 250k a week and gets a free ticket to the game
— AdeleBBC (@AdeleAdjchkawla) August 19, 2016
Others just saw it for what it probably was: a step towards retirement.
Basti, with the class.. (also likely prepping his MLS move). https://t.co/WRZE8PeXfU
— uMAXit Football (@uMAXitFootball) August 24, 2016
Regardless, it looks like Schweinsteiger’s European farewell game could be for Germany, and it’s sure to be an emotional one.
Could be one of Schweinsteiger's last matches in Europe next week. Will be an incredible atmosphere in Gladbach, I'm sure.
— Alex Chaffer (@AlexChaffer) August 24, 2016