Manchester United medical for Schweinsteiger….

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger will have a medical today before moving from Bayern Munich to Manchester United. The 30-year-old Germany midfielder is believed to have told Bayern he does not want to extend his contract, which runs to 2016. United announced in a club statement  on Saturday that they had reached an agreement to sign him. The Old Trafford club hope to complete the medical to enable Schweinsteiger to be involved in their tour of the US. Louis van Gaal’s men fly out to America on Monday afternoon and will be based in Seattle for their first game against Mexican team Club America on Friday. 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. “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.” Schweinsteiger has made 536 appearances for Bayern since his debut in 2002 and played under Van Gaal while the Dutchman was in charge at Bayern between 2009 and 2011. He helped his country win the 2014 World Cup and has one Champions League, eight Bundesliga titles and seven domestic cup triumphs to his name while at the German club.

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