Bastian Schweinsteiger exclusive: 'I said if I ever left Bayern Munich, it would only be for Manchester United'

Bastian Schweinsteiger brought 13 years in the Bayern Munich first team to an end when he joined Manchester United in 2015 – and he’s revealed that a bedside alarm clock played a part in his decision.

Schweinsteiger won eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League during his time at Bayern, firmly establishing himself as a club legend, having also won the World Cup with Germany in 2014.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.