​Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has spoken of his support for former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger's decision to leave Manchester United for the MLS.


Schweinsteiger endured a difficult time at Old Trafford. After an injury hit first season under Louis van Gaal saw the German manage only 18 appearances, the midfielder was ostracised by Jose Mourinho, being confined to the reserves for much of this season.

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Speaking to Sky Germany (via Goal), Bayern Munich winger, Arjen Robben has backed Schweinsteiger's decision to leave the Red Devils hell he was in.


"That is his decision. He had a very difficult time in Manchester, it didn't work out like he wanted to," claimed the Dutchman.


"Now it's a new step, a new challenge, a new experience. So I can understand him. I hope he has a wonderful time."

Schweinsteiger joined United after having spent his entire career in Bavaria, turning out at the Allianz Arena up until his switch to Manchester.


Despite his difficult time in the Premier League, the 32-year-old is still held in very high regard in Munich.


"If you talk about Uli Hoeness, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger - they are legends of FC Bayern."


The World Cup winner has now finally been able to join up with his new teammates at Chicago Fire after having troubles with his Visa, and will likely be looking at ending his career in America.