Manchester United’s transfer window has been relatively quiet of late with only Memphis Depay arriving at Old Trafford thus far and that deal done before the previous campaign had even concluded.
Well it is not quiet anymore, with Louis van Gaal’s side agreeing a deal to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The news was announced on United’s official website on Saturday afternoon, with clarification that the 30-year-old was set to move to England after an agreement was reach between van Gaal’s side and Bayern.
The move is subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed but in truth it seems only a case of crossing the I’s and dotting the T’s considering both clubs have made it clear that a move has been agreed.
Schweinsteiger has been a one-club man up until now, with the midfielder featuring 500 times for them. And that is a good number to end on with the 111-capped international now heading to United for the next chapter of his career.
After the news we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of the deal and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Can't actually believe we've signed bastian schweinsteiger, great signing!— ISYMFS (@jack_mufc_) July 11, 2015
Schweinsteiger is a great signing for United - 5 YEARS AGO! Past prime and over 30? WTF is LVG doing? ManU need forwards.— Ken Hirt (@hirtme) July 11, 2015
Not gonna lie, Schweinsteiger is a fantastic signing for united. One of the best midfielders in the world. (But we said that about Di Maria)— Ryan HuckƎrby (@TheHuckerbeast) July 11, 2015
People saying Schweinsteiger is old.....errrmm Carrick has been United's best Center Mid for the past 3 seasons and he's 34 next month....— Martin Maclean (@Martsmac) July 11, 2015
Schweinsteiger, wow cannot wait for the new season— scott mellor (@scottmellor_) July 11, 2015
When Schweinsteiger is fit he's easily one of the best midfielders in the world, brilliant signing for United— Jake Styler (@StylerJake) July 11, 2015