Bastian Schweinsteiger deal over for Manchester United ?

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Manchester United’s hopes of signing Bastian Schweinsteiger appear to be fading after comments made by the midfielder to German media.

Louis Van Gaal is in the market for a creative midfielder to assist Michael Carrick, and Schweinsteiger has never been shy in praising the Dutchman. He enjoyed a successful spell under Van Gaal when he was in charge of Bayern Munich with a domestic double in 2009/10 season.

However recent comments made to German media outlet hint towards a commitment to the German Champions.

“We have become German Champions on three consecutive occasions. No team has managed four times. That’s a motivation for me.”

“I want to continue to play as successfully as I have over the past few years and would like to once again win the Champions League.”

Schweinsteiger’s attention however will be on Wimbledon, cheering on Serbian girlfriend Ana Ivanovic who was spotted with an impressive ring). She has never gone past the semi-final stage before at the famous grass courts.

Van Gaal’s attention may have already switched to an alternative option a while ago.  Rumours of a deal for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin have been circulating for some time, with some bookmakers suspending bets on the 25-year-old Frenchman.

Schniederlin was linked to a move to Arsenal throughout last season but it appears United have stepped up their efforts to sign him in what would be an ideal additional to the side.

Which would be the better signing - Schneiderlin or Schweinsteiger?

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