Manchester United transfer news: Bastian Schweinsteiger told to stay at Bayern Munich by Franz Beckenbauer

World Cup winner doesn't need to move 'at his age'

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Bastian Schweinsteiger should not move to Manchester United this summer, says Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola, starting just 15 Bundesliga matches last season.

Schweinsteiger, who was converted into a central midfielder by Louis van Gaal during his time at the Allianz, has been linked with a move that could cost around £18million.

But Beckenbauer, the only man to win the World Cup as a player and manager, says it would be the wrong move.

"I would advise him not to go to England," he said. "He can stay here as well. This challenge, at his age, it’s not what he needs.

"I would play one or two more years in Munich, at this high level. And then, if he still wants to and if he still feels like playing football is the thing, he can make a step back and maybe go to the USA.

Franz Beckenbauer

"In New York, Cosmos is searching for players, also Red Bull. So I think if he, as a world champion, goes to New York or another club in the Major League Soccer, that would greatly improve the standing of football there."