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Mourinho reveals his final words to Schweinsteiger before he left United

Date Posted,March 30, 2017

Jose Mourinho has revealed he told Bastian Schweinsteiger he was sorry for mistreating him at Manchester United.

German World Cup winner Schweinsteiger departed Old Trafford for MLS side Chicago Fire earlier this week after being frozen out by Mourinho earlier this season.

After initially being made to train with the youth team, he was eventually welcomed back to first-team training, eventually making appearances in cup competitions.

Schweinsteiger was given a hero’s welcome as he touched down at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago with wife Ana Ivanovic.

Schweinsteiger played very little for United during this season (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
He was confirmed as a Chicago Fire player earlier this week (Photo: @ChicagoFire/Twitter)
Mourinho has revealed his regret over his treatment of the German (Photo: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Mourinho, however, has admitted his regret at how he treated the 32-year-old.

“He is in the category of players I feel sorry for something I did to him,” Mourinho said.

“I don’t want to speak about him as a player, I don’t want to speak about him as a player I would or would not buy. I want to speak about him as a professional, as a human being.

Schweinsteiger fights for the ball during a Chicago Fire training session (Photo: Getty)
Schweinsteiger will make his debut for Chicago this weekend (Photo: Getty)
Schweinsteiger blends in with the crowd in his first training session (Photo: Getty)

“It was the last thing I told him before he left – ‘I was not right with you once. I have to be right to you now.’ So when he was asking me to let him leave, I had to say yes, you can leave because I did it once, I cannot do it twice.

“So I feel sorry for the first period with him, he knows that, I am happy that he knows, because I told him.

“I will miss a good guy, a good professional, a very good influence in training.

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