Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Manchester United: Old photo emerges of German midfielder wearing United shirt

The move is expected to be announced imminently

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A picture of Bastian Schweinsteiger wearing a Manchester United shirt when he was younger has emerged, after his brother Tobias uploaded the image to his Instagram account.

Tobias, 33, is the older brother of Bastian, 30, and plays for Bayern Munich's reserve team.

The Germany midfielder is set to join the Premier League side from Bayern Munich imminently for £15m, and has said goodbye to the supporters who have followed him in Munich for the past 17 years.

He said: "I know that has been a lot of speculation about my future in recent weeks and months and I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic time we spent together.

"It started in the Olympiastadion and continued into the Allianz Arena. It was a really fantastic time and we experienced some great moments with 15 national titles, including the historic treble and other highlights.

"We are always going to have a bond and I will keep you in my heart forever.

 

"I also want to thank all the employees at the Sabener Strasse (training ground) for the great time we had together - unfortunately I can't name everybody, but thanks for everybody, you helped me a great deal.

 

"I hope you, dear fans, understand that I have chosen this path now. I think it's a great challenge and I'm looking forward to it, although I will never forget you.

"I will always hold you here [in my heart] and I hope we see each other again soon. Yours, Basti."

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