Bastian Schweinsteiger is big news in Germany right now. The midfielder hasn’t been featuring for Manchester United, and hasn’t even been training with the club’s first team, but that has done little to shake his status in the German media.

Along with Lukas Podolski, Schweinsteiger has retired from Germany’s national team, and it’s the end of an era. The pair are set to enjoy a goodbye match and ahead of that, and Schweinsteiger has been speaking to the media.

Most of the questions are Germany related, but when asked about Manchester United, Schweinsteiger is quoted by Bild as saying: “My absolute dream would be to continue to play at Manchester United. I have no problem with Mourinho, I know his plans. One has to wait and see how it goes in September and October.”

The German football legend is open to the idea of playing in the US if his Manchester United dream dies, but by putting his cards so firmly on the table, Schweinsteiger has knocked the ball back into Mourinho’s court.