MX23RW : Friday, March 5 07:05:07| >> :120:24470:24470:

Philipp Lahm: 'Losing Bastian Schweinsteiger is a pity for me and the club'

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm says that losing long-term teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United will be a pity for both himself and the German club.

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm has said that the prospect of losing teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United is a "pity" on both a personal and club level.

Bayern and United announced on Saturday that a fee has been agreed for the German World Cup winner to move to Old Trafford, subject to a medical and personal terms being formalised.

"Personally, it's a pity. I played literally my whole football career, at Bayern and the national team, next to Bastian," said Lahm, according to

"But he wants a new challenge, I have to accept and respect that. He made this decision all by himself. It's also a pity for the club and he will be missed.

"I'm a friend of his and I wish he will play as good at United as he did here."

United have already made two new signings in the shape of Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian.


Click here for more stories about Memphis Depay

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Matteo Darmian of Italy in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and Ireland at Craven Cottage on May 31, 2014
Read Next:
Darmian 'excited' to work with Van Gaal
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City27205256173965
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27149453322151
3Leicester CityLeicester27155746311550
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham2613674031945
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs26126842271542
9Aston Villa251231038271139
11Leeds UnitedLeeds26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2797112837-934
13Crystal Palace2797112943-1434
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2738162056-3617
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2742211643-2714

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!