Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed that club legend Eric Cantona was his footballing ‘idol’ when he was growing up in Germany.
The World Cup winner moved to Old Trafford in the summer and this latest revelation shows that he has had a strong affinity with the club from a young age.
In a Q&A session with Beats By Dre UK the former Bayern Munich skipper revealed that the Frenchman was an idol for him as a youngster, as well as saying that he has a lot of fun with Wayne
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Upon completing his move to Manchester United, Schweinsteiger’s brother Tobias posted a collage to Instagram, which alluded to the influence of Cantona and included an image of the former United
captain, as well as a picture of a young Bastian Schweinsteiger donning an old Manchester United kit.
The midfielder joined the Red Devils on a three-year deal for a reported £14.4m fee earlier this year, and has already made a good impression with some mature performances in the middle of the park
for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Tomorrow he will emulate his idol by playing in a Manchester derby for the first time, with victory at home to City moving United above the league leaders.
You can view the video of Schweinsteiger’s Q&A below:
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