Schweinsteiger close to retiring - Hoeness

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The newly re-elected Bayern Munich president claims the World Cup winning midfielder is set to retire from professional football after an unsuccessful spell in England

Uli Hoeness has suggested Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger is ready retire.

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Schweinsteiger left Bayern for United in 2015, but has not hit the same heights at Old Trafford that he did during a distinguished spell at the Allianz Arena. 

Problems with injury and form saw him struggle to make an impact last season, before he was deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho at the start of this campaign.

He has yet to feature for United in any competition this term and recent reports suggested he could leave United for a move to MLS in January, while Brazilian side Santos have also shown an interest.

However, Hoeness has hinted the 32-year-old midfielder could leave the game altogether in the not too distant future.

"From what I have heard, Basti is close to retiring from football," Hoeness was quoted as saying by Bild.

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"I do not think we would be doing him or ourselves a favour with a return to Bayern."

Schweinsteiger's contract with United is due to expire in 2018.

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