Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney claims that the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich has given the entire squad a major lift going into the new season. The German international has been brought in for a transfer fee of around £ 15 million largely because he is entering into the twilight of his career. He is seen as a signing that can make an immediate impact into the first-team and one that can could possibly towards replacing Paul Scholes. Schweinsteiger will soon be 31 years of age, but United have signed him due to the various positive qualities that he offers.
He is the first German to be signed by the Red Devils, which makes it extra special. More importantly, Schweinsteiger is part of the spending spree that has taken an £ 80 million toll on the finances of the club. More signings are expected to arrive in the near future, but Rooney is most excited by the presence of Schweinsteiger. After all, the German has won everything at club and international level and he was recently a major force behind his national team winning the World Cup 2014. Rooney – alongside Schweinsteiger – will be amongst the experience of the candidates in the squad and they will be looking to lead the team with their experience.
“Bastian is a very experienced player who has won everything in the game and it’s great that he has chosen to join us and left a team like Bayern Munich to come here. Bastian speaks very good English so that’s a boost for the squad, too. He’s a fantastic player, he’s shown that over the years and it’s great that we’ve got him and I’m sure he’ll be a good player for us. And Morgan as well – it’s great to see Bastian, him, Matteo and Memphis all come in and give the squad a boost,” said Rooney.