His two years at Old Trafford did not go as hoped, there was a time he wasn’t even allowed to train with the first team, but despite everything, Bastian Schweinsteiger says he doesn’t regret joining Manchester United.
It was difficult, but I always believe in good things. And I was always dreaming about playing again for United and to help them and I was giving my best in training sessions as well. And at the end of the day, I was playing and I even scored a goal, so that was the situation
the German midfielder told ESPN FC. Interestingly, he seems to believe that it wasn’t Jose Mourinho who decided to put him in the fridge, but someone else at the club.
Being left out, had nothing to do with my fitness. It was something different. The decision not to play me was maybe made by someone else without him, so I think after I trained and I played and you could see me and how I behave as a professional, he has a different opinion, so it was a little bit unfortunate. I think it would be different if we would have met in a different situation
the Chicago Fire star said, adding that his biggest motive during his time ‘in the fridge’ was to show everyone that he was a top professional, someone people could trust.
Sometimes you have this kind of situation where something is not correct and right in your way, but you have to accept it, and I accepted it. I said ‘OK I accept it, but still want to stay here and want to train. I want to show I am a player you can trust.’ And that’s what I was doing at Manchester. I was then training with the first team and playing with the first team. I mean it was not easy when I was training by my own for three months
the Bayern Munich legend said.