Bastian Schweinsteiger is one of the most accomplished midfielders of his generation. The 31-year old has had an illustrious career- much of which was spent at Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich – winning every major trophy at club level. Although Germany had perfected the art of being perpetual semi-final specialists, Schweinsteiger was immense to the cause 

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The German international came to Manchester with a big reputation. He was a World Cup winner and had been an integral part of the Bayern Munich team for so long. On paper, he also appeared to be exactly the kind of player the Red Devils needed: an experienced midfielder who could control things from deep 

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Following Bastian Schweinsteiger’s £14.4 million move to Manchester United, we take a look at three reasons why the German international is Louis Van Gaal’s most important signing since he took over the English club.   1. Training One of Louis Van Gaal’s defining traits as a manager is the emphasis he places on training: the 

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Perhaps it was the speed of it that surprised. Even when Pep Guardiola had informed Bastian Schweinsteiger that a path out of Bayern Munich was free if he chose to take it, not many would have expected the midfielder to leave the club he has served for 17 years. But virtually out of nowhere arrived 

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