But the former German worldwide, who did win the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil, styled it out and overlooked the odd question by stating he wants to help the people of Chicago enjoy soccer.
Despite his difficulties at the club, Schweinsteiger remained a hugely popular figure at United among the players and fans. "I think Bastian can be the icon of MLS in the future".
"I am a football player, " he said.
After the reporter (who identifies himself as Derek Henkle of AFP) asked the question for the first time, it was possible to give him some benefit of the doubt and assume he was asking about Chicago's chances of hosting a World Cup.
The head of Bayern Munich's social media in America, Cristian Nyari, was in attendance for Wednesday afternoon's press conference, at which Schweini was unveiled, and he took note of some of the more. stupid questions that were aimed at the 2014 World Cup victor. "And I am used to winning, quite a lot". "The training session was pretty intense today and I could do it, so that was good".
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"Even when I was training alone, just me and one of United's fitness coaches, I loved going onto the field, doing sprints, being at the training ground".
Paunovic revealed he met Schweinsteiger in Manchester a year ago, where they spoke about football in America - but the player himself said he did not have time to say bye to his United friends.
Speaking to the press on his unveiling, Schweinsteiger said: "It was not so easy because the decision was a bit late so I couldn't say a proper goodbye to the team".
"Also they had an away match, so I couldn't really tell them because I didn't want the focus on me, but on the team".
"I had a great time there, especially with my team-mates and the staff there".