English Premiership

Schweinsteiger raring to go

2015-07-14 14:09
Bastian Schweinsteiger has joined Manchester United (manutd.com)

Cape Town - Manchester United's first ever German player admits he is "delighted" to join the club with it's rich tradition.

Bastian Schweinsteiger completed his move to the Old Trafford club by agreeing to a three-year contract following 17 years at Bayern Munich, and shared his thoughts with club's website.

"I’m delighted to be here in Manchester. Manchester United is a big club, with a lot of tradition and it was exactly what I wanted" said Schweinsteiger.

The 30-year-old midfielder admitted it was not easy to leave Bayern after so long but expressed his happiness at joining what he called "a big club".

"Manchester United is a big club, I’m here to win titles and that’s what Manchester United is used to. I’m looking forward to playing in the shirt, it was one of my dreams during my career to be here and to play for Manchester United."

Schweinsteiger said it was an honour to be the first German to play for United.

"It’s a big honour. I had a joke with Wayne [Rooney] about it before, but it’s a big honour to be the first German player here for the first team. It’s a great feeling." 

The experienced campaigner also revealed he is injury free and raring to go.

"I had a tough World Cup and after that I was injured until October, but then I had weeks and months at Bayern without injury and I’m feeling great at the moment. Everything is fine, I’m looking forward to giving my best for United and I’m really happy to be here. "

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