Bastian Schweinsteiger squashed United’s (and their fans’) hopes by stating that he will not ply his trade elsewhere this season, but will continue at Bayern Munich.
Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal have been following Bastian Schweinsteiger for three seasons and were hopeful of landing the German this time around.
Bastian, 30, who has one year remaining in his contract, said he will hold talks with his team in the summer and decide upon his future.
With the revelations he made today though, he has certainly cooled down the exit rumours as expressed a desire to win his fourth consecutive Bundesliga title with the Bavarians. He also said, “I would like to win the champions league title again, and be as successful as we were few seasons ago.”
BTSport1 reports that he also said “We have been champions for three years and I believe no team has won four consecutive titles, and that is a motivation.”
He said he remains determined and motivated to add more to his trophy cabinet. This comes right after winning World Cup 2014 with Germany and Champions League with Bayern Munich.
“If you have won World Cup and Champions League, people tend to say you have lost the motivation, you are not hungry anymore, but that is not the case at all, Euro 2016 is a big goal for me and the whole of Germany, and these are the goals you crave for.” Germany and Bayern Munich legend Franz Backenbauer also stated recently that Schweinsteiger should stay at Bayern for a couple more seasons, and Schweinsteiger seems to echo the sentiment.
This interview comes when rumours about him joining the EPL giants Manchester United are flying across the internet, and will obviously cause a dent in United’s transfer plans.