Manchester United have officially signed German 30 year old midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and announced that the World Cup winner has signed a three year contract with the Red Devils.

 

The fee is believed to be £14.4 million.

This sets a reunion of the German World Cup hero with his former Bayern manager Louis Van Gaal.

Schweinsteiger, 30, has made 500 appearances and scored 70 times for Bayern Munich since his debut in November 2002. During his time at Bayern Munich he has won over 20 major honours including an incredible eight Bundesliga medals. The German international midfielder has 111 caps for his country and is their current captain. He was an integral part of Germany’s World Cup-winning team in 2014.

Schweinsteiger is one of the most decorated players in history with 8 Bundesligas, 7 DFB Pokals, 2 DFB Liga-Pokals, 2 DFL Super Cups, 1 Uefa Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup and 1 FIFA World Cup.

Schweinsteiger is currently the captain of the Germany National Team after the retirement of his former teammate Philipp Lahm from International football and will lead the Deutschland in the 2016 Euro Cup.

The arrival of the German midfield maestro is likely to solve the long time midfield problems of the Red Devils.

Bastian Schweinsteiger said after his arrival: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and I didn’t take the decision to leave lightly. Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for. I feel ready for this new and exciting challenge in what I regard as the most competitive league in the world and I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again.

“I will never forget my time at Bayern Munich and I would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for the great memories.”

Louis van Gaal said: “Bastian is, of course, no stranger to me. I worked with him during my time at Bayern Munich and I am truly delighted he is joining Manchester United. His record speaks for itself; he has won every honour at club level and was a major part of the successful Germany World Cup-winning team last summer. 

“Bastian is the ultimate professional and there is no doubting his talent and his ability to control games. He brings a wealth of experience and is an excellent addition to our squad.”

The Dutchman said. “He brings a wealth of experience and is an excellent addition to our squad.”

 

 

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