“United’s chances of coming out of this deal as a real success is depending on how United will take care of him, as he had some injury issues, especially with his knee in the last few seasons.”
As reports are coming in that Schweinsteiger have finally signed up for the Red – Devils, it is arguably the biggest transfer saga that has come to an end. United manager Louis Van Gaal was keen on the German Midfielder for quite a while, and have finally able to snap up the World Cup winning midfielder. Here we will look in detail as to, who have come out of this deal as a real winner; i.e. Manchester United, Bayern Munich or Bastian Schweinsteiger.
For Manchester United, the deal is a more like a “long shot”, but a long shot they would be more than willing to play. With Schweinsteiger arrival, United have made a marquee signing to begin with. The signing will bring the kind of quality that United lacked after the departure of three real leaders in Vidic, Evra and Ferdinand.
The likes of Fellaini and Herrera is already there, but they lack that leadership quality and found wanting when asked to play in front of the defensive line. With Schweinsteiger, United will finally have a leader in the park, who can dictate the game on his own terms and on his own pace. United’s chances of coming out of this deal as a real success is depending on how United will take care of him, as he had some injury issues, especially with his knee in the last few seasons. With no winter breaks, and a tougher schedule than Bundesliga, United medical staff will have a hard task to keep him fit to take the best out of him in important matches during the campaign next season.
For Bayern Munich, a deal worth of £14 Million plus is a bonus for a player, who, according to them have already past his best and is nearly 31 years old. Bayern able to cash in on a player, who just had 15 starts last season, and haven’t had more than 30 league games for the club in a season since 2011.
With Lahm getting better in a midfield role, and with Guardiola preferring Alonso over Schweinsteiger, this seems more like a win – win situation for the German champions, who will use this cash to strengthen their squad in the coming days. However, we believe that Bayern will not be the real winner as they will miss the experience of Schweinsteiger in the coming season, and his presence in the dressing room which could prove costly for the German Champions.
For Bastian Schweinsteiger, this is a tough decision to start with. He is leaving a club for which he played for all his life, for nearly 15 years, where he have won everything and is an iconic figure. He will have to start all over again at Manchester United, and a new challenge will surely excite him. Keeping in mind that he was not getting enough football under Guardiola, we believe that it’s Schweinsteiger who is the real winner in this deal, as this move will suits him in an attempt to gear up for the Euro next year, where he will lead Germany as a Captain.
At the age of nearly 31, Schweinsteiger will have stiff challenge to show his class once again, but in a different league, in different weather conditions & in a more competitive league. He has nearly won it all with Bayern and Germany, and Manchester United will be hoping that he will use all of his experience and will win this challenge as well.
The article originally appeared on Playingfor90.com.