Bastian Schweinsteiger has stated Manchester United will be his “last club in Europe” despite being frozen out of the senior squad.
The 32-year-old former Bayern Munich star, who moved to Old Trafford in July 2015, has not featured this season under manager Jose Mourinho, with reports suggesting he has been made to train with the reserves.
But the World Cup winner took to Twitter on Wednesday to stress his commitment to United, who are 5/2 with Titanbet to win the Premier League this season.
“MUFC will be my last club in Europe,” he posted. “I respect other clubs, but Manchester United was the only one which could make me leave Bayern Munich.
“I will be ready, if the team needs me.
“That is all I can say about the current situation. I want to thank the fans for the amazing support over the recent weeks.”
The German, who last month retired from international duty having won 120 caps and the 2014 World Cup, has attracted widespread interest, with English clubs among those keen to bring him in.
Schweinsteiger’s statement, however, realistically only leaves the likes of Major League Soccer in the United States or the lucrative Chinese Super League as possible future career options should he fail to win Mourinho around.