At 30-years-old, the midfielder isn’t a long term answer to the Red Devils’ problems, but brings a vast amount of experience and ability to the team for the next few seasons. The Germany international has won the Bundesliga, Champions League, World Cup, and DFB-Pokal Cup in his glittering career.
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“I think Bastian Schweinsteiger was magnificent for Germany against Scotland and could have a big impact,” said Keown, “He is already a top player and could turn out to be a fantastic signing for United.
“He has a real hallmark of quality about him and can run games from midfield. He may not be a long-term solution but he could be a top signing.”
Morgan Schneiderlin was also signed this summer to bolster United’s team in the middle of the park. Manager Louis van Gaal may have bought the pair in order to help Michael Carrick, who is now 34-years-old. 25-year-old Ander Herrera has also become an important part of their midfield.
The recent arrivals helped United to beat Liverpool on Saturday, but overall it has been a shaky start to the season for manager Louis van Gaal. A loss to Swansea City and draw with Newcastle United have shown the deficiencies in the team, which still struggles to break down defensively-minded opposition.