The experienced German midfielder has ended his 17-year association
with Bayern Munich, reuniting with old boss Louis van Gaal at Old
Trafford in a £14 million deal
Bastian Schweinsteiger has completed his move to Manchester United
from Bayern Munich, signing a three-year contract with the Red Devils.
The Germany international flew into Manchester over the weekend,
underwent a medical on Sunday and has now penned personal terms to
seal his £14 million move.
The transfer marks a reunion with former Bayern boss Louis van Gaal at
Old Trafford, with the Dutchman having been the driving force behind a
deal for a player he helped turn into one of the world’s best central
Van Gaal believes Schweinsteiger’s experience will be invaluable to his
squad, and will soon be able to partner the German alongside Morgan
Schneiderlin after agreeing a deal with Southampton for the Frenchman.
The duo are likely to compete with Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and
Daley Blind for places in United’s starting XI next season, while more
arrivals – including a centre-back and striker – are expected.
The Red Devils are also yet to resolve David De Gea’s future, though
Real Madrid’s move for Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has given
them renewed hope, while Angel Di Maria could be on the verge of a
Schweinsteiger won eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League
with Bayern, also winning the World Cup last summer, and paid tribute
to a club he has spent his entire career at.