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'I've never been so upset at someone leaving' - Man Utd fans react to Schweinsteiger exit

Goal.com logo Goal.com 21-03-2017

The general mood amongst Manchester United fans was one of sadness as the club confirmed Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to leave to join MLS side Chicago Fire.

Schweini's Utd career destined to fail

Schweinsteiger, 32, joined the Red Devils last season from Bayern Munich and helped them win the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.

However, he was quickly cast aside by current United boss Jose Mourinho and Schweinsteiger has since taken the decision to seek pastures new in order to earn more first-team football.

.@BSchweinsteiger to join Chicago Fire, subject to medical and visa: https://t.co/CyYuBV4HdG All the best, Bastian.#MUFC pic.twitter.com/XKSUA6XJO2

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2017

United confirmed the move on Tuesday morning and a large section of the club's fanbase expressed their misery at the news, while past team-mates also wished Schweinsteiger luck for the future.

All the best SCHNACK Hope you enjoy the next chapter of your journey matepic.twitter.com/O1A8bIsMyX

— Ashley Young (@youngy18) March 21, 2017

@ManUtdpic.twitter.com/qJIPiYOXOS

— M62 (@MaanManUtd) March 21, 2017

@ManUtd I will miss you so much

— Not 6th (@TheCalumLim) March 21, 2017

@ManUtdpic.twitter.com/vRxW9ueikt

—(@The_Nifemi) March 21, 2017

@ManUtd I'm not crying I swear to god

— Steven (@OneFootValencia) March 21, 2017

@ManUtd @BSchweinsteiger love you forever Basti, sorry for how you were treated you absolute legend

— Nuera (@DJ_Nuera) March 21, 2017

@BSchweinsteiger @ManUtd such a lovable man! Never been so upset at someone leaving, keep up the good work Basti!

— Imran (@_ImranTweets_) March 21, 2017 Schweinsteiger soon followed up by posting a video on his official Twitter account thanking United fans for their support, leading to more tributes from supporters.

@BSchweinsteiger @ManUtd thank you, legend! Deutscher Fußballmeister!!!

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— Samar Khan (@Samar7) March 21, 2017

@BSchweinsteiger @ManUtd good luck Bastianpic.twitter.com/Exu60bVCTg

—@doolar_7) March 21, 2017

@BSchweinsteiger @ManUtd Thank you for everything Basti. Good luck in Chicago!

— Carly (@Carly22GB) March 21, 2017 Schweinsteiger even received a few heartfelt messages from his old club Bayern, though some also decided to poke fun at the midfielder's exit!

@BSchweinsteiger Good luck, my friend #esmuellert

— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) March 21, 2017

We wish you all the very the best at @ChicagoFire, @BSchweinsteiger!#MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/7MIV1CJG42

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 21, 2017

Bastian Schweinsteiger's Manchester United is over, as the club allow him to join Chicago Fire. Farewell, Basti. Long may you run. pic.twitter.com/IBGGyVulDr

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 21, 2017

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