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 and Bastian Schweinsteiger Photo: Lukas Podolski/Instagram

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.

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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.

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