Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said he regrets the way he treated Bastian Schweinsteiger, and added he apologised to the midfielder before his move to the Chicago Fire.
The German World Cup winner, who joined United in 2015, trained with the reserves following Mourinho’s arrival in the summer, but was brought back into the first team in late October.
However, last week the 32-year-old former German captain was permitted a move to join the MLS side.
Schweinsteiger has signed a one-year contract with an option for a further year.
“I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United,” he said. “But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up this challenge.”