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Manchester United should not sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Louis van Gaal is currently constructing a hefty rebuilding process at Manchester United.

The Red Devils are back in the Champions League and now the squad is in desperate need of world-class additions if they are to get back to the top.

Issues have been present in the United midfield for years and despite the late season form of Ander Herrera the midfield is too reliant on an injury-prone Michael Carrick.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is a player who has regularly linked with a move to United so far this summer, could the experienced German be the answer? In my opinion, sadly no.

The German international has been one of the finest midfielders of his generation and has achieved unparalleled success both domestically and internationally.

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Not the same player anymore

Had this transfer been made five years ago it would arguably have been one of the greatest bits of business conducted by a Premier League club.

'Schweini' as he is often referred too had it all and at his prime was the complete midfielder.

Even in last summer’s World Cup the German war horse was a crucial cog in what was a brutally efficient German footballing machine.

His passionate performances however had consequences domestically this season, as Schweinsteiger saw a serious dip in form and struggled for match fitness.

As he approaches his 31st birthday this summer questions have to be asked whether Schweini has the fitness and ability to be able to perform in a different and more physical league.

United need a younger midfielder

A team like Manchester United should not be signing players who have already peaked. Louis van Gaal needs a midfielder he can build a team around, one that will be an ever-present for the foreseeable future.

Schweinsteiger may come in and provide some midfield relief but I believe that this would only be temporary. They need a player of a similar style but Schweini is not the answer for a club of United's stature.

Manchester United need to find their own superstar not buy another club's legend whose best years are behind him.

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