Bastian Schweinsteiger has certainly been enjoying his time as a member of Manchester United, but the cultural differences between German football and English football are going to come into effect during Christmas this week – a fact that was not lost on his former Bayern Munich and Germany teammate Philipp Lahm.
During a video Lahm sent out to his Facebook followers, the German back sent well-wishes to his friend of over a decade by reminding Schweinsteiger of all the delicious foods he’ll get to eat and quality time to spend with his family – after he completes his training session with the Red Devils which he’ll be forced to participate in during Christmas day – unlike in Germany where they get the high holiday off.
Schweinsteiger and Lahm both joined the Bayern Munich first team in 2002 and were both elevated to the German national team in 2004. Together the pair won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, the Champions League and numerous other titles in the German league. Representing their nation, the duo won the 2014 FIFA World Cup over Argentina and finished third in the 2006 and 2010 tournaments.