The German says he wants to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford after being unveiled as a Manchester United player. stating that “I am here with Manchester United because it is a big club and I am looking forward to playing at the great stadium”.
The World Cup victor played in midfield alongside Ander Herrera, behind a youthful attack of Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson – and the four academy graduates impressed the eight time Bundesliga champion. “You can see that he is tactical, he is very good and he is so fast”, Schweinsteiger added.
In his time with the Reds, Alonso made over 200 appearances in all competitions and got his hands on a number of trophies – including the Champions League in his first season with the club.
“I am sure we will have a lot of fun with him on the pitch”. “But I think I have a lot of experience, especially of the big matches and that is an advantage always”.
“He is a fighter, he is a striker, he is everything”.
When asked if he expects more players to arrive before the deadline at the end of August, the Dutchman told MUTV: “I hope so”. Is that important to you?
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has promised that his summer spending spree will continue providing he can find the right players in two key positions.
The double signing completed a stunning 48 hours for the club after they confirmed the signing of highly-rated Italian defender Matteo Darmian from Serie A outfit Torino [via Independent Sport]. But of course I saw him playing beforehand and then we finally played against each other.
‘My brother is a huge Manchester United fan.
‘I like his kind of style, how he played and it was also nice to see him once in Munich when there was an all-star game between Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
“I find it very courageous to make a move like this at his age”, Beckenbauer, Bayern’s honorary president, said.