Bayern: Schweinsteiger to join Man Utd

Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed a deal to join Manchester United, according to Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.


The move had been strongly rumoured for several days, and was confirmed by the Bayern chairman in a press conference on Saturday.

The World Cup-winning midfielder reportedly told bosses at Bayern Munich of his intention to leave the Allianz Arena earlier in the week, and it is believed that Schweinsteiger has accepted a three-year contract from United believed to be worth £7.2 million a season.

Bild reported on Friday that Schweinsteiger’s relationship with Louis van Gaal, whom he worked with during the Dutchman’s stint at Bayern, was a major factor behind the 30-year-old’s decision to move to the Premier League club.