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Bastian Schweinsteiger: MLS an option but Man United stay is my dream

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger insists that his "dream" would be to stay at Old Trafford but hinted at a future move to Major League Soccer in the United States.

Schweinsteiger, 32, was signed by United last summer by previous boss Louis van Gaal but the arrival of Jose Mourinho saw the Portuguese coach exclude him from the first-team squad and tell him to look for a new club.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder said in a statement last week that United would be his last club in Europe, and pledged he would be ready to play if called upon by Mourinho.

"My absolute dream would be to play for Manchester United and help them reach their goals," Schweinsteiger told a news conference ahead of his final match for Germany, a friendly against Finland in Monchengladbach on Wednesday.

"We've held talks. I don't have a problem with Jose Mourinho. We had a good exchange, he explained his standpoint to me. I know what Manchester United want. But I also know what I want. You will have to wait and see what happens in September, October. It's a respectful dialogue. I will definitely not stop playing football.

"One thing is for sure: I'm not going to stop playing football. I still believe in my own ability. I could still help United if given the chance."

Bastian Schweinsteiger started just 13 Premier League games for Manchester United last season.

Regarding a move to the U.S., he added: "The transfer window there is already closed. That's why it's not possible now.

"My dream still is to play for Manchester United. If I get a fair chance, I believe in it. I believe in my abilities. Until my suspension it went really well last year, after that the two injuries happened. But America is naturally an option."

Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger has said he is looking forward to his final Germany match on Wednesday and admits he will miss joining up with his country.

ESPN FC's Germany correspondent Stephan Uersfeld contributed to this report

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