Three reasons why Bastian Schweinsteiger will be a Man Utd hit

Dimitri Kondonis takes a look at some of the reasons why Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to shine at Manchester United

By Dimitri Kondonis

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s mooted move to Manchester United over the past few months has been a topic of hot debate.

But just as the rumours started to get stale and seem unlikely, the Red Devils confirmed that they had agreed a deal to sign him from Bayern Munich on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s why United would be doing themselves a great deal by bringing in the determined German.

Multi-faceted midfielder

The legendary German midfielder would bring bags of quality to a United midfield which already features the likes of Daley Blind, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick. He’s not unfamiliar to a goal, with 23 international strikes from 111 appearances, possessing a cracking hit from distance, and his ability to pick a pass will complement his would-be midfield partners. Despite turning 31 in August, his plethora of quality would boost the entire team – and he will have a strong team of supporting players to make up for his lack of pace.

He’s a winner

And his positives don’t end there, with the perennial winner potentially bringing important experience to the Red Devils. With 23 trophies lifted with both his club and his country, Schweinsteiger is a real winner. And if he does move, Louis van Gaal will be hoping that the World Cup winner will be able to transfer this experience amongst the younger members of the squad.

Utility player

Finally, Schweinsteiger can play in multiple positions, which van Gaal has seemed to value in his players. Having started his career out on the wing, he was eventually moved to a central midfield position where he excelled and became a symbolic figure for Munich. But Van Gaal has enjoyed that value in players he has used over the past season – see the way in which he has used both Daley Blind and Ashley Young in midfield and defence at different times throughout the season.

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