Football

Manchester United tipped to land Bastian Schweinsteiger by bookmakers

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Manchester United are the heavy favourites to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger should he decide to leave Bayern Munich this summer.

Bookmaker Sky Bet has Manchester United as the 8/11 favourites to sign the World Cup winning midfielder before September 2nd, the close of the transfer deadline, ahead of the likes of outsiders like Monaco, Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona.

Related articles

- Top stars want to join Man United, says Woodward
- Germany deserving World Cup winners
- Bastian Schweinsteiger allowed to leave Bayern Munich

Success in Brazil

The Bayern Munich star was integral to Germany's triumph in Brazil this summer, as they capped a memorable tournament with a 1-0 win over Argentina in the Maracana.

Schweinsteiger, alongside Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos, was the heartbeat of a team that stunned Brazil during their 7-1 demolition in the semi-finals and he was exceptional throughout the tournament.

But while he was named to the World Cup All-Star team after the 2010 tournament in South Africa, Schweinsteiger was overlooked this year in favour of the Madrid-bound Kroos.

Because Kroos, a one-time target for United himself, has completed his summer move, joining Spanish Champions League winners Real Madrid. He had just one year left on his Bayern Munich contract.

The Bavarian giants are unlikely to want to lose both Schweinsteiger and Kroos in one window, even considering the riches available to Bayern boss Pep Guardiola in central midfield. That would suggest a move is unlikely, so it seems strange to see Sky Bet pricing the move so favourably towards United.

Van Gaal connection?

The 29-year-old midfielder did play under Louis Van Gaal during the Dutchman's time as manager in Germany, and the new United boss has been linked with several of his old charges - both at Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team.

Central midfield was an area in urgent need of strengthening prior to the new season, and United have addressed it to a certain extent with the recruitment of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao. But United fans will want at least one other big name to bolster the position, considering the struggles the club went through last season.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Manchester United
Bayern Munich
Germany Football
World Cup
Premier League
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again