Bastian Schweinsteiger signs to Manchester United

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to join Manchester United in a £15m deal. United have signed the German player on a three-year contract from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

The 30-year-old midfielder played under United boss Louis Van Gaal while the Dutchman managed Bayern between 2009 and 2011.

“Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for,” said Schweinsteiger. “I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again.”

The German star is expected to bring quality and experience to United midfield. Bayern have a ready-made replacement in Thiago Alcantara.

Bayern Munich fans booed the decision to let their talisman leave the club. Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has been at the club for 17 years, played in over 500 competitive games, and won 20 trophies.

 

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