Bastian Schweinsteiger welcome in Major League Soccer - Don Garber

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has told kicker that Bastian Schweinsteiger would be welcomed "with open arms" if the Manchester United midfielder seeks to prolong his career in the United States.

Schweinsteiger, 32, has yet to make an appearance for United under Jose Mourinho and was written off as an asset in the club's accounts last month.

The former Bayern Munich star has said United will be his last club in Europe and has been tipped for a move to MLS for some time.

"Of course we follow Bastian's situation," Garber told kicker during a recent trip to Germany. "He's an old acquaintance in the United States, for example through the 2014 World Cup, when he played against the U.S. team. He also played against the MLS All-Stars with Bayern in 2014.

"We would welcome Bastian with open arms. He would be a leader for our many young players."

FC Dallas are reportedly keen on signing the former Germany captain.

They currently have two designated players -- midfielders Mauro Diaz and Carlos Gruezo -- and club president Dan Hunt recently told SPOX that Dallas are open to making Schweinsteiger the third despite their desire to sign a top striker.

"He's a terrific player," Hunt said I have admired him and the success his team had. It's no coincidence -- he's a winner."

On a potential deal, Hunt added: "At the moment we only have space for one designated player and we wanted to fill this with a striker. Maybe it will change. We will see."