Undoubtedly the biggest news story of the day, Manchester United midfielder and German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his decision to leave Old Trafford to join MLS side Chicago Fire.
The club soon thanked the 32-year-old for his short spell with the club, while the World Cup winner himself posted a heartfelt video message to the Premier League club...
Surprisingly, teammate Ashley Young has been the only one to react thus far to the German's departure...
All the best SCHNACK Hope you enjoy the next chapter of your journey mate 落 pic.twitter.com/O1A8bIsMyX— Ashley Young (@youngy18) March 21, 2017
Yet, the stat kings were quick to post about the news...
Bastian Schweinsteiger's Premier League career by numbers:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 21, 2017
85% pass accuracy
25 tackles won
8 chances created
1 goal pic.twitter.com/u8FzGJIQDJ
Bastain Schweinsteiger (24 trophies) is about to become the most decorated player ever to join the MLS pic.twitter.com/lPORNbr81C— BigSport (@BigSportGB) March 21, 2017
Meanwhile, Manchester United fans also got on Twitter to voice their opinion on the former Bayern Munich man, most of which were positive...
Was great to have Bastian Schweinsteiger at the club. He embraced the fans and we embraced him. All the best mate, @BSchweinsteiger — The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger will remain one of my favourite players. He deserves every respect. Hope he enjoys his time at Chicago Fire.— :) (@ManUnitedFanII) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger an exciting signing but professionalism while injured irked teammates. A shame #mufc didn't sign him four/five yrs earlier.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 21, 2017
While some lambasted the Red Devils for their misuse of the man, who earned 121 caps for the German national team...
In hindsight, Schweinsteiger was the right player at the wrong time. That's five of Van Gaal's 10 United signings gone already.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) March 21, 2017
Bastian #Schweinsteiger left his boyhood club for ManUtd just to get treated like shit— TouKL'ouTou (@pitou_tom) March 21, 2017
Good for Schweinsteiger. Not sure the squad could be less affected by a player leaving tho. Was almost not there. Another 200k p/w freed.— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger was wasted at United, class act — Matt Thomas (@Matt_Thomas_1) March 21, 2017
As always there were the comical reactions to the news...
Schweinsteiger has 35 times the followers of the Chicago Fire account. That may be the definition of being bigger than the team. #cf97— Danny Santaromita (@TheDanSanto) March 21, 2017
Bastian Schweinsteiger's Manchester United is over, as the club allow him to join Chicago Fire.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 21, 2017
Farewell, Basti. Long may you run. pic.twitter.com/IBGGyVulDr
The fact Fellaini has outlived all of Schweinsteiger Schneiderlin + Di Maria at Utd is pretty hilarious. Cld survive a nuclear bomb that one— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) March 21, 2017
Bastian Schweinsteiger: Watch his last goal for Manchester United pic.twitter.com/RgFzhuigzZ— Øtmane Lo (Laagoub) (@Otman9915) March 21, 2017
Farewell Bastian Schweinsteiger. Your playing time was limited at United, but your Instagram game was magnificent. xxx— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) March 21, 2017
Schweinsteiger was about as much use as Depay, he just knew how to play social media and not to turn up at the boxing dressed as a matador!— Jonesy (@gmjones73) March 21, 2017
Bastian Schweinsteiger to the Chicago Fire... pic.twitter.com/ZiRouh4eYx— Jason (@Jason_E_Downs) March 21, 2017