Berlin -Bastian Schweinsteiger is "surprised" at
the warmth of the welcome from Manchester United fans since the World Cup
winner's move from Bayern Munich to Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old Germany midfield general completed a 14m
(19.47m euros, $21.72m) switch to United last month after agreeing a three-year
deal with Louis van Gaal's Premier League side.
And he told Tuesday's edition of Bild he was enjoying life
in his new surroundings.
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"For me, it was a big surprise to see how many
supporters welcomed me with warmth and enthusiasm at the opening league game
against Tottenham at Old Trafford," he said.
"It gave me goose bumps," he added, declaring that
it was "an honour" to be the first German to sign for United.
"I can promise I'll do everything I can using all my
experience to try and help the club to reach the same international level as
Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern."
Of any future run-in with his former teammates at Bayern he
reflected: "I play now for Manchester United. It's possible that over the
next three years we'll meet in the Champions League, that would be a really
Schweinsteiger made his Old Trafford debut an hour into the
Tottenham game when he came on to replace Michael Carrick.
And he took with good grace a playful suggestion in one
domestic match report that "he'd eaten too much choucroute", telling
Bild: "The English have a particular sense of humour".For
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