Bastian Schweinsteiger has exhumed his dreams of joining Manchester United, saying he was filled with delight when the offer from the Old Trafford club arrived in the summer, according to the club’s official website.
The veteran midfielder made the switch from Bayern Munich to Old Trafford during the summer and was one of the seven recruits that arrived Man United in the last transfer window. As per the Daily Star, Schweinsteiger is one of the highest-paid midfielders in the Premier League, earning £275,000 a week in wages at Old Trafford.
Schweini, 31, has played in all of the Red Devils’ league games so far this term and has disclosed that the tradition of the club is what initially attracted him.
“I’m at a stage where I won everything in Germany and it was a right moment to make a move and come here,” the World Cup winner told MUTV.
“I was very happy when I got the offer from Manchester United. I always had in my head the dream that if I was going to play in the Premier League it would be for Manchester United with the tradition and philosophy.
“I’m very happy that at the end of the day I’m here. It’s nice of course to play in the Premier League and feel the atmosphere in the stadium – every time it’s a great feeling. I hope we will have a lot of great moments.
Schweini is a decorated winner of many laurels, winning eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokals, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup – all at Bayern Munich.
At 31, the German ace is unlikely to win many titles at Man United but so far, things have gotten off to a brilliant start as Louis van Gaal’s side currently sit top of the Premier League table.
Schweini worked with van Gaal at Bayern and the Dutchman’s disciplined and strict methods is not new to him, but the German footballer has had to jostle for a starting place with Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick in the United central midfield.