The general mood amongst Manchester United fans was one of sadness as the club confirmed Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to leave to join MLS side Chicago Fire.
Schweinsteiger, 32, joined the Red Devils last season from Bayern Munich and helped them win the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.
However, he was quickly cast aside by current United boss Jose Mourinho and Schweinsteiger has since taken the decision to seek pastures new in order to earn more first-team football.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2017
United confirmed the move on Tuesday morning and a large section of the club's fanbase expressed their misery at the news, while past team-mates also wished Schweinsteiger luck for the future.
All the best SCHNACK Hope you enjoy the next chapter of your journey matepic.twitter.com/O1A8bIsMyX
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) March 21, 2017
— Nuera (@DJ_Nuera) March 21, 2017
— Imran (@_ImranTweets_) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger soon followed up by posting a video on his official Twitter account thanking United fans for their support, leading to more tributes from supporters.
— Samar Khan (@Samar7) March 21, 2017
— Carly (@Carly22GB) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger even received a few heartfelt messages from his old club Bayern, though some also decided to poke fun at the midfielder's exit!
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 21, 2017