Bastian Schweinsteiger says 'thank you' to Manchester United fans

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Manchester United summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed his delight at the ovation he received from the club's supporters when making his debut at the weekend.

The German international was a second-half substitute in the 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, replacing Michael Carrick and helping the Red Devils secure victory on the opening day of the season.

Schweinsteiger was taken aback by the reception he received from the home fans at Old Trafford, admitting it was completely different to when he played their twice before as a Bayern Munich player.


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"It was amazing, really. I was surprised and I have to say 'thank you' to all the supporters. It was a great feeling and yes, at the end, we won so it was a good day for us," he told MUTV.

"I’d played twice before in the Champions League but this was something new on Saturday. The support is huge; I knew that before I came here and saw it in the USA as we had a lot of supporters there too. It was great and a special day for me on Saturday."

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The 31-year-old has also discussed how he's adapting to life in England, admitting his new teammates have helped him with everything - from restaurants to golf course.

Having spent his entire professional career in Munich, the move to Manchester provides both a change and challenge for the player, and it's something he's enjoying at this stage of his career.

"It’s getting better and better. Everything is something new for me – a new step in my life – and I’m really looking forward to settling in more and more with my team-mates," he added.

"They are helping me a lot and we do a lot of things together in our free time. My team-mates help me to choose restaurants, for example, and golf courses, something like this. But the most important thing is to be successful this season and to win the matches."

Schweinsteiger will be hoping for another opportunity to impress both Louis van Gaal and the United fans when they face Aston Villa on Friday night, before a crucial Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge on Tuesday.

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