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Van Gaal Believes In Schweinsteiger

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that the best it yet to come from midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The 64-year-old Dutchman sees Schweinsteiger as an integral part of the lineup, and the 31-year-old has looked more and more comfortable with each game he has played with his new club since coming over to Old Trafford in the summer after 13 years in the Bayern Munich first team.

“The reason why we have bought Schweinsteiger is that he is a player who can lead or guide a team,” van Gaal told manutd.com. “That is important – not only his football qualities – but that he can lead and guide a team on the pitch.

“I believe that every match that he plays he can play better because until now we have not seen the best Schweinsteiger that I have seen at Bayern Munich, but he can guide the team.”

Van Gaal also believes that Schweinsteiger can chip in on the scoring sheet. Schweinsteiger grabbed his first goal for United in the 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Nov. 28.


“He has always scored goals!” van Gaal said. “I put him in the middle when I was coach at Bayern Munich because he played always on the wings at that time, so I put him in the middle because that is his strength.

“He was still playing there after I was gone from Bayern Munich. He shall not score ten goals, but he shall score five goals because he is good with his feet and his head as you have seen.”

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