Tuesday 12 December 2017

DONE DEALS: Manchester United announce the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin

Manchester United have confirmed the signings of Germany World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

And in a further boost the club have revealed the inclusion of goalkeeper David De Gea in their squad for the pre-season tour to the United States, seemingly ruling out any imminent move to Real Madrid.

The arrivals of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin continue United's summer statement of intent following earlier deals for Dutchman Memphis Depay and Torino defender Matteo Darmian.

30-year-old Schweinsteiger made 500 appearances for Bayern Munich and won eight Bundesliga medals, as well as earning 111 caps for his country.

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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