Manchester United’s latest signing Bastian Schweinsteiger is ‘past it’, according to Liverpool legend turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.
The Anfield hero took to Twitter after Manchester United confirmed the signing of the 30-year-old former-Bayern Munich midfielder and with a glint of the Mersey in his eye, Carra proceeded to rile up a few United fans.
United confirmed the signing of Schweinsteiger shortly completing another deal, the £12.9m signing of Italian right-back Matteo Darmian.
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It’s been a busy summer for Louis van Gaal already, and the spending is unlikely to stop with these two deals. Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton could be the next arrival while a striker is also a priority for the Red Devils boss.
But for now United fans can celebrate the arrival of a World Cup winner into their midfield. Schweinsteiger has played under van Gaal before and is an excellent addition considering the Dutchman’s fondness for a possession based philosophy.
At 30 he is approaching the latter years of his career but if Manchester United can bring in Schneiderlin too then Schweinsteiger can dominate the ball while the Frenchman shuttles back and forth in protection.
As for Carragher though, he’s not buying it - at least he wasn't at first.
After successfully aggravating a few Manchester United fans, the Liverpool legend did back down a little bit on his original assessment.
What do you think Manchester United fans - is Schweinsteiger past his best?