Bastian Schweinsteiger has effectively hung up his boots as his current team Chicago Fire team failed to make the MLS play-offs.
The 32-year-old has played just four times since the Portuguese manager took over at Old Trafford last year, following on from an injury-plagued debut season under Louis van Gaal.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United.
Defending champions Manchester United advanced to the fifth round of FA Cup after defeating Wigan Athletic 4-0.
Ana Ivanovic, who also reached the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open finals, said she would not classify her career as being one of under-achievement
Friends who became foes, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola represent opposite ends of football's ideological spectrum and their ongoing grudge match has shaped the game's recent history
Bastian Schweinsteiger has reportedly been forced to train with Manchester United's reserves this season as new boss Jose Mourinho looks to sell the German World Cup winner
Germany coach Joachim Loew said he wanted to increase the prospects of young players, as die Manschafft's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Norway in Oslo on September 4
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was on Thursday named the new captain of world champions Germany following Bastian Schweinsteiger's international retirement
Bastian Schweinsteiger has not been part of Manchester United's first-team squad so far this season, with club manager Jose Mourinho saying it would be 'very difficult' for the player to break into his midfield
Manuel Neuer has worn the captain's armband in a total of 14 internationals, and had also led Germany in five matches of Euro 2016
Bastian Schweinsteiger made his final appearance Germany in their 2-0 friendly win at home to Finland.
Bastian Schweinsteiger will play his 121st and last international for Germany against Finland in Moenchengladbach. Ana Ivanovic said she will follow the game on television, but will not be tempted to also draw the curtain down on her career
Bastian Schweinsteiger will play in Germany jersey for one last time against Finland, but he plans to carry on for Manchester United at club level
Germany's international friendly against Finland in Borussia Moenchengladbach, which is doubling as Bastian Schweinsteiger's farewell on his 121st appearance, is not expected to sell-out
Julian Brandt, Niklas Suele and Max Mayer have been included in the squad for the friendly against Finland in Moenchengladbach, which will be Schweinsteiger's 121st -- and final -- appearance for die Mannschaft
Bastian Schweinsteiger has declared he will not join another European club and Jose Mourinho suggested that if he stays, he may not even play in the Europa League or the English Football League Cup