Manchester United might have made the signing of the century in Bastian Schweinsteiger, claims Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp is excited about what Bastian Schweinsteiger could bring to Manchester United if he is healthy.

Jamie Redknapp has told The Mail he feels Bastian Schweinsteiger could be an absolutely incredible signing for Manchester United if he stays injury free.

Selecting the German international as one of his 10 players to watch in 2015/16, he argues Schweinsteiger could be the player the Red Devils have been missing for years.

He said: "Schweinsteiger, 31, is in the final third of his career and has a poor injury record, so can United get him on the pitch? If they can, this could be one of the signings of the century."

The German international may not even be ready to make an impact, with Guardian journalist Daniel Taylor reporting Louis van Gaal's comment that Schweinsteiger is not up to full speed.


Schweinsteiger's former boss at Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola was quoted by The Guardian last week stating the midfielder had suffered with injuries over the past three years, but believes he will be a big success at Manchester United.

He was pictured in training for the Red Devils earlier this week, and featured in United's last friendly game against PSG.

Tempering expectations is probably wise, although Redknapp's signing of the century hyperbole does not help.

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