Bastian Schweinsteiger signs for Manchester United

Manchester United have agreed the transfer of Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich.

The 30-year-old is believed to have told Bayern he does not want to extend his contract, which runs to 2016.

Bayern’s Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “My colleagues at Manchester United have been in touch. We’ve reached an agreement over a transfer.”

Schweinsteiger has made 536 appearances for Bayern since his debut in 2002.

Rummenigge added: “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.

“We tried to convince him to stay with Bayern Munich. But I also understand that a player who has spent 17 years at Bayern Munich still wants to gain a new experience.” –

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