Bastian Schweinsteiger has reflected on an “exciting” first week as a Manchester United player following his £14.4 million move from Bayern Munich.
The German World Cup winner took to Twitter to express his thoughts, three days after his first appearance for the Red Devils against Club America.
Schweinsteiger made his Manchester United bow against the Mexican outfit as a second-half substitute on Friday night and looked positively Paul Scholes-esque at times on account of his undisputed quality when in possession.
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“Had an exciting first week with @ManUtd,” Schweinsteiger tweeted to his 2.49 million followers. “Looking forward to the upcoming games within the next days!”
Schweinsteiger could make his first start for his new employers against San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday night, before the Red Devils’ two showpiece International Champions Cup matches against Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain on July 25 and July 29, respectively.
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Schweinsteiger has a point to prove
While Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian all have the potential to be fantastic signings for Manchester United, Schweinsteiger’s arrival is the one that caught everyone by surprise.
Few expected the 30-year-old would leave Bayern Munich - he’d been with the club since 1998 - but the opportunity to embark under a new challenge in a different league under his former manager Louis van Gaal proved too tempting to resist.
Schweinsteiger must now prove that he’s still capable of not only producing world-class performances, but also staying fit.
The complete midfielder made just 15 starts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga last season, but will expected to make at least three times that many appearances over the course of the 2015-16 campaign.
Schweinsteiger happy after his first week
Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin have the potential to form a formidable central midfielder partnership next season - and Manchester United fans can’t wait to see the pair of them in action back at Old Trafford on August 8, when Van Gaal’s men begin the new Premier League season against Tottenham.
In an interview with United’s official website, Schweinsteiger said that he felt fine against Club America and was delighted to make his first appearance for the English giants.
“It was great, an absolutely great feeling to wear the jersey and I think we also played well and I am looking forward to playing more games, especially at Old Trafford,” he commented. “I was more excited and not so much nervous. I was excited to see how it is and also about my fitness. It was a good test for myself, to see how it is. I felt okay so that was a good sign.”
Manchester United fans: will Bastian Schweinsteiger make the difference for your team next season? Will he help the Red Devils win a trophy? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!