Photo: Ex-Arsenal star wishes Bastian Schweinsteiger good luck at Man United
Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski wishes Bastian Schweinsteiger all the best at Manchester United
Lukas Podolski cast aside his rivalry with Manchester United to wish his Germany team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger good luck at Old Trafford.
The Bayern Munich legend is reported to have signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils after the 20-time English champions agreed a touted £12m fee with the Bundesliga holders.
Schweinsteiger will bring a wealth of experience to United after winning eight Bundesliga titles, seven German Cups and the Champions League during his spell at Allianz Arena.
Former Arsenal striker Podolski, who sealed a summer switch to Galatasaray, posted a special message dedicated to his Germany colleague on his Instagram page.
Podolski wrote on his Instagram page: “All the best my friend for your new challenge 👊 #basti #poldi #friends #aha”
Schweinsteiger is United’s second signing of the summer following the £25m arrival of Netherlands international Memphis Depay.
In a busy day Louis van Gaal, the Red Devils also confirmed the £12m signing of Torino and Italy full-back Matteo Darmian.
Van Gaal guided United to a fourth-place finish and a return to the Champions League in his first season in charge at Old Trafford.