Which United Legend Did Schweinsteiger Idolise?


By Andy Hyslop

  • German captain idolise Eric Cantona growing in Germany
  • He would have loved to have played with the Frenchman

Manchester United summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed Eric Cantona is one of the players he viewed as a role model when growing up in Germany.

The German captain revealed this in a Q & A with Beats by Dre. Asked which former Manchester United player he would have liked to have played with and who his role model was. Answers to both these questions were Eric Cantona.

When Schweinsteiger’s move to United was announced in the summer. His brother Tobias posted a collage on Instagram of the two brothers. The first picture in the collage was the brothers in Manchester United shirts. Whilst also included was a picture of Cantona.

Tobias wrote on the post “Now you have the opportunity to play at the club, because of Eric Cantona (my great idol) always had a place in my heart!”

Schweinsteiger is looking forward to this Sunday’s Manchester Derby. A Derby match is something that Schweinsteiger has very little experience of. In his 13 years with Bayern Munich. Schweinsteiger only made two competitive appearances against Bayern’s neighbours 1860 Munich.

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