Former Bayern team-mates praise Bastian Schweinsteiger after Man United switch.



A number of Bayern Munich players have had their say on Bastian Schweinsteiger's switch to Old Trafford.

Bastian's former teammates have paid tributes after Manchester United had an agreement with Bayern over the signing of the Germany captain and World Cup winner.

The midfielder should complete his move from the Allianz Arena to Old Trafford really soon, and he'll be linking up with the former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal.

And, here's what a number of his former Bayern team-mates had to say about the world class midfielder...

Philipp Lahm said: "I am very sad because we have been through a lot, good and bad. Except for the two years I was in Stuttgart, we played our whole careers together, here at Bayern and in the national team.

"So it is sad that we have to part ways but he made this decision because he is looking for a new challenge. You have to accept and respect that.

"He still had one more year under contract so it was his decision. But still, this is sad for the club. He is from here and we will miss him. But everybody has to make decisions and at the end of his career he is looking for a new challenge."

Manuel Neuer

"We are very good friends so it hurts me personally that he isn't here anymore. At least he will be with the national team.

"We texted a bit but he was already on the plane and the pilot didn't want to turn around and fly back.

"I wish him all the best, that he stays healthy and can show his quality as fast as possible."

Jerome Boateng

"All of us are a bit sad because Bastian is a great person and a great player but we should wish him all the best in the future. He has done a lot for Bayern Munich and German football and will continue doing great things.

"He is a very important player for Germany."

Mario Gotze

"I heard the news like everyone else this morning. I wish him all the best. This was his decision and I think we will miss him."


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