Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola hints midfielder will be leaving the club this summer

The German international has been strongly linked with United

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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has hinted that Bastian Schweinsteiger will leave the club to join Manchester United this summer, saying that the midfielder must decide on his own future.

The German international has enjoyed 13 trophy-laden years with Bayern, but is now on the periphery of the squad, behind Thiago Alcantara in the pecking order.

United have been strongly linked with a move for the 30-year-old this summer, with the potential reunion with former Bayern boss Louis van Gaal on the cards.

"I told him 'the future depends on you'. Basti has managed a great career. He must decide what he does alone," Guardiola told reporters.

"Of course I am planning to work with Basti next season. Basti has to decide.


"If Schweinsteiger wants to stay here then that's perfect. He's a top player."