Bastian Schweinsteiger did not get to bid a proper goodbye to his Manchester United team-mates prior to leaving for Chicago Fire and MLS.
The Globe Cup winner sealed his switch towards the Usa right after falling out of favour at Old Trafford below Jose Mourinho, failing to produce a single Premier League look this season.
Nonetheless, Schweinsteiger reflected on a “great time” at United, insisting that he did not want his departure to overshadow the club’s game against Middlesbrough before the international break.
“It was not effortless as the selection was just a little bit late so I didn’t get to say a proper goodbye group,” he told the media as he was unveiled in Chicago on Wednesday.
“They had a match away on Sunday so I couldn’t genuinely tell them due to the fact I did not would like to have the concentrate on me. I wanted to possess the concentrate around the group and around the game – I was quite content that they won.
“I had a fantastic time there, particularly with my team-mates and the employees there. I enjoyed it.”
Schweinsteiger says he opted to create the move to MLS as he sought a challenge that he believes he will get in Chicago.
“I like to challenge myself,” the midfielder added. “This is really a massive chance to challenge myself. I know the results the final two years had been not so superior, but I can really feel the vision.
“I can really feel there is certainly something going on and I desire to assist this club.”