Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger urged to consider Manchester United by Lothar Matthaus

German legend Lothar Matthaus says Bastian Schweinsteiger should consider joining Manchester United this summer.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been told to consider a move to Manchester United by World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus, who has been speaking to Bild, amid speculation that Louis van Gaal is keen to work with the Bayern Munich midfielder again.

The Germany international has just one year remaining on his current contract and has already been linked with an Old Trafford switch this summer, as per the Mirror.

Following the signing of Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid last summer, Pep Guardiola is well stocked in the midfield department and Van Gaal has made it known a midfielder is a priority for United in the upcoming transfer window – as reported by the BBC.

The Premier League giants struggled whenever Michael Carrick was absent through injury last season, so it comes as no surprise to find that they are looking to strengthen that aspect of the squad, especially when you consider that there will be more fixtures for them to take in next season if they successfully come through the qualifying stages of the Champions League.

Schweinsteiger, who has previously won the Champions League and World Cup, would grant United an array of experience going forward and would be the perfect fit if he can steer clear of injury.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Matthaus believes the 30-year-old needs a coach that will play to his strengths, and is recommending Van Gaal.

"Schweinsteiger needs a coach that will play him according to his strengths and van Gaal will surely do that," Matthaus told Bild.

"If there is an offer from Manchester United, Bastian should give it serious consideration."

Schweinsteiger, who has spent his entire senior career at Bayern Munich, was named captain of the German national team in 2014 following the retirement of team-mate Philipp Lahm.

He has won eight Bundesliga titles and earned over 100 caps for Germany, so a move to another league may open up the opportunity to win something new.

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