- Jose Mourinho has apologized for the way he treated Bastian Schweinsteiger
- The midfielder was banished to train with the reserves when Mourinho joined United
- Schweinsteiger was allowed to leave despite Mourinho wanting to play him
- The Germany midfielder, 32, has left Old Trafford for MLS side Chicago Fire
Jose Mourinho says he feels terrible for the way he treated former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
NAIJ.com recalls that the 32-year-old legend left the Red Devils to join Chicago Fire after appearing just four times for United this season under Mourinho in which he was initially exiled from first-team training.
The former Germany international said his "dream came true" when he was able to force his way back into contention and play under Mourinho.
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Speaking about the midfielder's departure at his news conference on Friday, Mourinho said: "He's in the category of players that I feel sorry for something that I did to him.
"I don't want to speak about him as a player, I don't want to speak as I buy or not to buy. I want to speak about him as a professional, as a human being."
The Portuguese also spoke about one of his final conversations with the midfielder before he left England for USA.
He said: "The last thing I told him before he left: 'I was not right with you once, I have to be right with you now.' So when he was asking me to let him leave I had to say 'yes, you can leave' because I did it once, I cannot do it twice.
"So I feel sorry for the first period with him, he knows that. I am happy that he knows because I told him. I will miss a good guy, a good professional, a good influence in training - a very good influence."