Video: Man United transfer target who ‘should have won Ballon d’Or’

first_img Bastian Schweinsteiger could leave Bayern Munich 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger could move abroad when his Bayern contract expires in 2016.At least that is what is being reported in the latest gossip pages. Apparently the World Cup winning midfielder has suggested in his upcoming autobiography he will seek out a new challenge.Schweinsteiger played under Man United manager Louis van Gaal at Bayern between 2009 and 2011 and news Schweinsteiger reportedly wants out of Germany will delight his former boss, who has been linked with moves for new central midfielders, in particular the injury-prone Kevin Strootman.Van Gaal says it was him who told the 30-year-old he would be best suited playing in the middle of the park rather than out wide.“He did not fit in the position of left-winger for me,” Van Gaal once explained to Fifa.com. “At that time, we played with two holding midfielders and a No10, which was [Thomas] Muller. Then [Schweinsteiger] played in a holding role and found he liked the game more than ever.”Former Old Trafford midfielder Paul Scholes even used his Independent column to claim Schweinsteiger should have picked up the 2014 Ballon d’Or gong prior to Cristiano Ronaldo’s triumph and on-stage scream.“If I was to pick my standout it would have to be, in a World Cup year, a World Cup winner, he said. “Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger were all excellent, but if I had to pick one as my player of the year it would be Schweinsteiger.”Check him out some of his best bits in the videos below.last_img

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