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Former Manchester United manager Ferguson throws support behind Schweinsteiger move

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According to an interview with ESPN FC, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has come out in support of ex-United man Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to Major League Soccer, as announced on Tuesday.

"His move will come at the right time for him," Ferguson was quoted as saying. "He's a huge figure. He's very popular with the United players and fans, and he'll make an impact."

Ferguson -- the article notes -- was in New York City for the announcement of the 2017 International Champions Cup schedule when pressed for his thoughts on the growth and quality of the sport in the United States. While he never personally coached Schweinsteiger, the legendary manager believes there is still much the midfielder and former German National Team captain can offer Veljko Paunovic's side when he arrives in Chicago.

"I think there's plenty left," he said of the German World Cup winner. "Unfortunately, he had an injury last season and he was out for a while and when he came back we had a new manager and the new manager, Jose [Mourinho], had his own ideas."

Ferguson's sentiment follows that of German National Team manager Joachim Low, who additionally voiced his favor towards the move following it's official announcement early Tuesday morning.

For the full interview with Ferguson, visit