As speculation goes this one isn’t a bad offering. Manchester United are desperate for midfield reinforcement and latest reports confidently assert that their interest in Bastian Schweinsteiger is genuine. The Daily Mail writes:
Manchester United set to swoop for Bastian Schweinsteiger as Louis van Gaal ramps up summer transfer spree
It is understood that talks have already taken place last month between United and go-betweens and that the Germany international would be open to a move.
United have been asked about their interest in Schweinsteiger three times in recent weeks but have refused to comment.
However, MailOnline Sport can reveal that United’s interest is 100 per cent real.
For a player who has pretty much won the lot, it will come as a surprise to some that he’s is still only 30. Not 31 until August, he has already played 103 times for Germany and scored 23 goals – he’s an anchor man who knows where the goal is and who was integral to Germany’s win over Argentina in the final of Brazil 2014 – a game in which Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo also played.
Like a Yorkshire terrier that eventually calms down, he isn’t quite as mobile or energetic as he used to be, but he’s still a busy player and a seasoned performer. We could easily imagine Manchester United being keen because Schweinsteiger is very much a younger version of Michael Carrick – composed, assured and a player who rarely puts a foot wrong.
The real question is whether he actually fancies a move. There has been speculation for some time that he may move on and it’s now or never if he wants to go to a top club in the fast-paced Premier League.
FINAL WORD: He’s no Pogba but Schweinsteiger is the right calibre of player to add depth and know how to a Manchester United midfield that looks desperately thin when Carrick is injured.
Let’s see the lad in action.