Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Manchester United: Schweinsteiger to become the first German to play for the Old Trafford club

The midfielder signed for £15m from Bayern Munich today

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New Manchester United signing Bastian Schweinsteiger will create history when he makes his debut for the club - he will become the first German to play for United.

The 30-year-old Schweinsteiger, who signed from Bayern Munich for £15m today, moves after a spending his whole career at Bayern.

Speaking to manutd.com after he was unveiled as a United player, Schweinsteiger said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and I didn’t take the decision to leave lightly.

“Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for. I feel ready for this new and exciting challenge in what I regard as the most competitive league in the world and I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again.

"I will never forget my time at Bayern Munich and I would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for the great memories."

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Schweinsteiger links up with manager Louis van Gaal once again, with the Dutchman overseeing the midfielder’s development at Bayern from 2008 until 2011. It was Van Gaal who transformed Schweinsteiger from a winger into the defensive midfielder that he is today.

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