Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has hinted that he could stay on at the club for the 2015/16 season after admitting that he's motivated to win a fourth successive Bundesliga title.
As reported by Goal.com, Schweinsteiger, who has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League outfit Manchester United, has also admitted that he would like to win the Champions League again - after last claiming the prestigious trophy in 2013 at Wembley.
Of course, the player's biggest problem of late is that he's failed to hold down a regular place in the starting XI under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, however it appears that he could yet stay on at the Bavarians this summer.
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"I would like to win the Champions League again, but also once again play as successfully as in the last few years,” he told Die Welt.
“We are three times German champions. And I think no team has managed it four times. That's a motivation.”
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It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Manchester United step up their interest in the 30-year-old, who claims that he can play at the top level for the next three years.
In fact, the experienced midfielder has set his sights on Euro 2016, as Germany go about following up their World Cup success with another tournament victory.
He continued by saying: "I feel good and I'm ready to play for the next three years at the top level. That's my goal.
"We also have next year's European Championship 2016. This is obviously a big goal. Not only for me but also for the whole football nation, Germany works for such targets.”
There's no doubt about it, Schweinsteiger would prove a remarkable signing for Manchester United: he's full of experience and is one of the most established midfielders in the European game.
With Manchester United set to return to Europe's elite competition, the Bayern man would only improve the Red Devils' chances of competing in the competition. Ok, so he may well be 30-years of age, but he could prove a key man for the Old Trafford outfit for a good two or three years yet.
Van Gaal, of course, is clearly looking to improve his side's balance, and landing Schweinsteiger would most certainly do that.
Schneiderlin is key
But, it's the signing of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin that should really excite Manchester United fans. At 25-years of age, the French international is approaching the prime of his career, and he has gone from strength-to-strength in recent time.
In fact, over the last couple of years, he has been one of the standout midfielders in the Premier League, so he'd be the perfect fit for the Red Devils under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. If reports are to be believed, he's closing in on a move to Manchester, and it will no doubt prove a fine coup. A midfield trio of Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick wouldn't be too bad...
Manchester United fans: Do you need Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin? Which player do you need more? Have your say in the comments section below!
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