Photo: Man United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger sends heartfelt message his stunning wife

The Manchester United midfielder is proud of his wife Ana Ivanovic after the tennis star hangs up her racquet

Bastian Schweinsteiger has sent a heartfelt message to his wife Ana Ivanovic after the Serbian athlete called time on her tennis career at the end of 2016.

The Manchester United midfielder married the 2008 French Open champion in Venice during the summer after a two-year relationship with the Serbian ace.

Ivanovic and Schweinsteiger have both endured difficult spell in the professional careers since becoming husband and wife.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in the Manchester United side under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Ivanovic, meanwhile, announced her retirement after the former world number one suffered a spate of injuries in recent seasons to temper her career.

Schweinsteiger sent a heartfelt message to Ivanovic on his Instagram page after his wife confirmed her retirement. The Manchester United star wrote:

“Congratulations to your incredible career and my deepest respect for your decision to retire. You have always been an inspiration for so many other athletes, children and the sport as a whole. Moreover, you are a wonderful woman and wife. I am so proud of you. ❤”

The German legend moved to Manchester United in a £6.7m deal from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the 2015 summer transfer window.

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Schweinsteiger won the FA Cup in his first season at Old Trafford.

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