Photo: Ex-Arsenal man sends birthday wishes to Man United signing

Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski wishes Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger a happy birthday

Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger Photo: Lukas Podolski/Instagram

Lukas Podolski gets full marks for remembering Bastian Schweinsteiger’s birthday after the Galatasaray striker dedicated an Instagram post to the Manchester United midfielder on Sunday.

The Bayern Munich legend turned a respectable 30 this morning just weeks after the midfielder opted to start a fresh chapter in his football career and complete a £15m move to Old Trafford.

While Podolski may have spent three years at United’s bitter rivals Arsenal, the Germany international clearly hasn’t held a grudge against his fellow World Cup winner for his move to the auld enemy.

Podolski wrote on his Instagram page: “Happy birthday my friend we’re still young… #happybirthday #basti #friends #worldchampions”

Schweinsteiger was United’s second signing of the summer following the £25m arrival of Netherlands international Memphis Depay.

United manager Louis van Gaal has also signed Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, Italy defender Matteo Darmian and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

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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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