Olly Murs reveals shocking question Bastian Schweinsteiger asked about Manchester United

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When Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived at Manchester United in July last year, the German midfielder made clear his affection for the club and insisted it was the only team he would have left Bayern Munich for.

But despite the 32-year-old being a big fan of the English giants, Schweinsteiger bizarrely didn't know anything of one of most important and key figures at Old Trafford, during 2013.

Pop star Olly Murs, who has been guest editing for Match of the Day magazine, revealed the tale two years on from when the United-supporting singer met the then Bayern Munich midfielder.


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As per the Daily Mail, Murs revealed that Schweinsteiger hadn't heard of then United boss David Moyes, who had made arguably the most high-profile managerial switch in recent years, following the retirement of legendary Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scot replaced his compatriot in the Old Trafford dugout, albeit with little success, and lasted only ten months in charge.

And clearly his brief spell as manager of Manchester United left no lasting impression on Schweinsteiger.

Bastian shocks Murs

"I actually trained with Schweinsteiger. He gave me a pair of signed boots, which I wore in the 2014 Soccer Aid match. They were super-comfortable!" said Murs.

"At the time David Moyes had just taken charge of United and they were looking to buy new players. Bastian asked me, 'Who is this David Moyes?' He didn’t know who he was!"

Luckily for Schweinsteiger, though, he was spared any awkwardness of having to work under a manager he knew nothing about when Moyes was relieved of his duties and replaced by Louis Van Gaal - who oversaw the midfielder's arrival last summer.

Heading for the exit

But United fans could soon be asking who the German is, himself.

The midfielder has not made an appearance all season and is redundant under new boss Jose Mourinho, with a move to MLS side Colorado Rapids understood to be on the cards for January.

Manchester United are not set to recoup any of the £14 million they paid to sign Schweinsteiger last year, with as many as five clubs after the Bayern and Germany legend.

The midfielder has returned to training with the first team, but United chiefs have now told the player directly that he can quit Old Trafford, with it clear that there is now way back for Schweinsteiger under the reign of Mourinho.

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