Confirmed: Schweinsteiger Joins Manchester United

Germany international captain Bastian Schweinsteiger joins United from Bayern Munich for a fee believed to be £14.4million. Schweinsteiger 30, joins United on a three-year contract.

He leaves Bayern having made 500 appearances for the German side. During his time with Munich Schweinsteiger won over 20 major honours, including eight Bundesliga titles and Champions League winners medal in the 2012/13 season as Bayern completed the treble.

Schweinsteiger has 111 caps for his country and was an integral player for the Germans as they won the World Cup in 2014. He was made captain of the German national side after their World Cup victory following the retirement of Philipp Lahm.

Schweinsteiger has thanked everything at Bayern Munich for their support over the years and is looking forward to this new challenge in his career.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and didn’t take the decision to leave lightly. Manchester United is the only club 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.

In Louis Van Gaal, Schweinsteiger will be playing for a manager that knows him well. Van Gaal knows exactly what he is getting in Schweinsteiger and him to add a great deal to his Manchester United squad.

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

Schweinsteiger now joins his new team-mates on the club’s pre-season tour of America

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