Schweinsteiger says Goodbye to Bayern Munich fans
The 30-year-old Germany midfielder is all set to join Manchester United as United announced in a club statement on Saturday that they had reached an agreement to sign him.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has thanked Bayern Munich fans as he has a medical on Sunday before his proposed move to Manchester United.
Schweinsteiger has made 536 appearances for Bayern since his debut in 2002 and played under Van Gaal while he was in charge at Bayern between 2009 and 2011. Schweinsteiger received the 2013 German player of the year due to his performance for Bayern Munich.
Schweinsteiger told fans “I hope you understand my decision. No one can take away the incredible journey we had together. The decision was very hard to make because you and Bayern have, are and will always be an extremely important part of my life.”
Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “It’s regrettable because Bastian meant a great deal to the club.”
“He achieved great things but he wants to do something new at the end of his career. He asked that we meet his wishes.”