11 Jul 2015 13:46:51
Bayern have confirmed that Schweinsteiger will be moving to us. Great signing.

1.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 14:09:17
I'm sitting here thinking I should be happy but I am really not and I won't be until we get a solid and commanding defensive midfielder.

2.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 14:23:10
Red faith.Great signing ?. He is 30 years old , played less games each season then the previous season , looks to me he has come for one last hurrah. Would you pick him i front of Carrick , Herrera , Mata. We are supposed to be building for the future , not building a team of has been's. Yes in his day he was a great player , but he has gone past his sell by date . I'd prefer schnerdelein ( spelling ) myself . But hey ho I've been wrong before

{Ed007's Note - Sometimes you have to buy players for the here and now. BS is still one of the finest midfielders in Europe and Utd fans should be delighted he's signed. Remember Carrick turns 34 this month and he missed a lot of last season, I'd pick BS over Carrick any day now and I'm one of Carrick's biggest fans.}

3.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 14:45:41
Again I have to ask is this a joke since when has the world cup winning Germany captain become a has been ??? Please enlighten me rock.

4.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 14:54:07
Ed007 totally agree!Certainly would like to see an other mid, schniederlin? My choice would be Naingolan as I think he has the tenacity to his game to get stuck in win the ball and upset the opposition- we can then , (hopefully) see depay, and other forwards do their stuff. Not convinced on the other forward players we will have at our disposal but hope to see a new face and still think ADM might be involved in that or another deal. Rooney will imo, play less football this year than in previous years

5.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 14:51:09
Swienstieger over Carrick? Behave

{Ed007's Note - Well that's me lost that argument.}

6.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 15:11:32
He is still a great player, and if he is being signed in addition to Schneiderlin,that is fantastic.

I'm concerned though that he will be instead of Schneiderlin, and I think that would be a huge mistake.

Great though he is Schweinsteiger is not going to fill that role when Carrick isn't available, and not having a suitable understudy for Carrick was one of our biggest problems last year.

Still,Scweinsteiger and Herrera with Carrick/Scheiderlin sitting behind them would be a superb midfield.

7.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 15:26:40
Ed , if we signed Messi , Neymar and Suarez , you'd still get people complaining

8.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 15:51:52
Have to side with 007 on this one. As good as Carrick is, and as much as we United fans love him, Bastian is a tier above.

9.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 16:08:16
I'd say both bastian and Carrick are on the same level, maybe bastian just shades it, barely!

But he is a couple of years younger and is perfect for the next few years, it's about the now as LVG knows he has to deliver something this season.

World class centre midfielder, I can't see how anyone would be disappointed with this

10.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 16:22:35
It's even worse Delph has knocked back man City I've got a feeling if we don't get schneiderlin then city will buy him the two of them are similar players I would be absolutely gutted if this happened because we need him more

11.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 16:38:26
City are after Delph because they need home grown players.

12.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 16:47:53
Schneiderlin IS home grown.

13.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 17:29:18
He has just been left out of Southampton squad for the audi cup he's going somewhere let's hope it's us

14.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 17:37:45
Personally I'm over the moon we've got BS absolute quality, experience, the complete midfielder imo but what's this? MY GOD! he's THIRTY!! Ahhhhhh please. Obviously van gaal and his firm have watched him to make sure he's still committed to the game, they didn't ring his mum and ask if he fancies a kickabout. Come on, please give the manager of the best club in the world some credit and don't doubt the level of intelligence a manager of his level must posses.

15.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 18:06:40
If BS brings his attitude and winning mentality he Will be a Great addition. I see him sharing the number 6 duties with Carrick and occasionally playing in tandem.
I also hope we bring a box to box In, Schneiderlin hopefully.

16.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 18:37:46
Cant believe people are comparing carrick to schweinsteiger!!! Bs is streets ahead. Carrick has had a couple of good seasons since he's switched to a holding role but on the whole he has been average. His nickname was carrick the crab for christ sake! Get with it ppl

17.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 19:01:19
Personally see both carrick and BS playing together. BS is more box to box than Cdm for me. Also think it will help carrick as he is much better with a forward thinking passer(scholes)
I think it will be blind to cover Cdm and Lb.
Then it'll be between mata and Herrera for acm role.
Herrera can also play box to box so think we pretty well covered in middle. Would rather buy a cb and striker before another cm

18.) 11 Jul 2015
11 Jul 2015 23:18:15
Schweinsteiger is head and shoulders above Carrick I worry about some people on this site.

19.) 12 Jul 2015
12 Jul 2015 00:44:14
If anyone has any doubts as to what type of player Schweinsteiger is or how good he actually is, then go and do 2 hours research and look at his performances for Germany at all his last international competitions, world cups, euro, champs league, and against us every time he's played, the guy is an absolute beast and is exactly the type of player we've needed for years, a tough ball winning midfielder with skill and leadership, and can chip in with a couple of goals aswell, just watch his performance last year alone at the world cup final against Argentina. I would take him above Vidal any day, him Schneiderlin and Herrera would be some midfield, can't think of a better midfield 3 than that in world football at the moment.

20.) 12 Jul 2015
12 Jul 2015 11:23:04
Well said Duggo, his battle against Mascherano in the final was top drawer, he has had a summer off this year so will be fitter, he can share duties with Carrick.

21.) 13 Jul 2015
13 Jul 2015 09:49:43
I can't believe this thread. the german is different class, even at his age. calm down people.