Louis Van Gaal was sacked as Manchester United’s manager earlier in the week and Schweinsteinger took the opportunity to first thank the Dutch man who he owes a lot to after converting him from being an orthodox winger to a dynamic midfielder while they were at Bayern munich. The midfielder who is on duty for Germany in their pre-Euro 2016 training camp in Ascona, Switzerland ahead of warm-up matches against Slovakia on Sunday and Hungary next Saturday said ‘I think Louis van Gaal and I have a very special relationship – he moved me into the centre of the midfield at Bayern and I’ve got a lot to thank him for.Also, my move to United was because of him. I will never say any bad words about somebody for whom I have so much to thank.Quite the opposite – even if we were not always of the same opinion, we had a good relationship.I admire him as a coach and despite a difficult season with really much injury misfortune, he still ended it with a good title.It’s been two years since United last won a title and I think that was a good ending also for him.’
On the possibility of Mourinho taking over, the German added: ‘We don’t know who will be our new manager yet, but it looks like it’s going to be an interesting derby in Manchester next season.The enthusiasm for football in Manchester is great and if Mourinho does take over at United, I think all of the players want to train under him so it’s going to be quite a special season.’
The German International suffered a season of injuries last season and will be hoping he is injury free this season in order to make himself available to become a force to reckon with in the team next season.