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Manchester United confirm arrival of Bastian Schweinsteiger on three-year deal

Manchester United confirm the arrival of Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich on a three-year deal.

Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich on a three-year deal.

The Bundesliga giants announced on Saturday that a deal between the two parties had been agreed.

Now, United have revealed that the German World Cup winner, who is thought to have cost the Red Devils around £14m, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Old Trafford.

Schweinsteiger joins United having won 20 major honours, including eight league titles, during a 14-year senior career with Bayern.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and I didn't take the decision to leave lightly," Schweinsteiger told the club's official website.

"Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for. I feel ready for this new and exciting challenge in what I regard as the most competitive league in the world and I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again.

"I will never forget my time at Bayern Munich and I would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for the great memories."

Schweinsteiger played under Van Gaal during the Dutchman's two-year stint with Bayern.

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Bayern Munich's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany on April 25, 2015
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