He is 30 and is a fitness issue but Van Gaal is a huge gap and whenever Carrick is injured, there is huge gap in Manchester United’s midfield so Louis Van Gaal has started a procedure to make an offer for Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger
A stand out performer in the midfield when fit, Schweinsteiger has suffered with injuries all season but was still performing at a very high level while Bayern Munich started their downward slump this month. Van Gaal was the one who started playing Schwiensteiger in the middle of the park rather than on the flanks, to wonderful effect and the Dutchman is still a fan of the retired German international. Van Gaal and Manchester United have opened talks with Bayern and Bastian over a possible transfer.
Schwienstiger is just one of the many midfielders on Manchester United’s radar as they look to make an impact in Europe next season as well as challenge for the Premier league.