Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed his admiration for United legend Paul Scholes

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New Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted he keeps a shirt of United legend Paul Scholes in his home in Munich.

The Germany international joined the Red Devils last week, having spent his whole career at Bayern Munich and said Scholes was a player he always admired throughout his time in football.

Having linked up with Louis van Gaal, the man who gave Schweinsteiger his debut at Bayern, the 2014 World Cup winner has also set his sights on bringing silverware back to Manchester.


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During his career at the Premier League giants, Scholes collected 11 league titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups and two Champions League winners medal.

Speaking to, Schweinsteiger said he has followed Scholes' career with interest ever since he was young and even managed to bag himself the midfielder's shirt during an All-Star game that took place in Germany.

He said: ""I have some players who I was always looking for, to see how they were playing, and of course Scholes was one of them.

"I like his kind of style, how he played and it was also nice to see him once in Munich when there was an all-star game between Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

"I took his shirt on that occasion but that one was for me! It is at my house in Munich. Not in Manchester, because I do not have a home in Manchester yet!"

Schweinsteiger himself is a serial winner having picked up 15 German domestic trophies, a Champions League and a World Cup winners medal and is hoping to emulate Scholes, by bringing success to Man United.

"I have to say the quality is huge." said the German star. "I am sure with this team, it is possible to win titles and after a week I can say that.

"We have a good defence, we have good defensive players, and we have quality players who can make the difference in high-level matches. There are some guys who will come later, so I think this team has a lot of possibilities and qualities."

Having made his unofficial debut for United during the second half of their 1-0 win against Club America on Saturday, the 30-year-old is expected to play a part as the Red Devils kick-off their International Champions Cup campaign against Barcelona.

United won the competition last summer, beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final, in what proved to be their only silverware of a disappointing season. However, Louis van Gaal may be hoping a repeat of last years success could be a platform for greater things once the season kicks-off.


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