Manchester United are still looking to bolster their midfield and Van Gaal is looking not just to add quality but experience to their side as Van Gaal is reportedly keen on signing Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Schweinsteiger has suffered with injury challenges this season and his Bayern Munich future has been in doubt and with youngsters like Rode quickly climbing up the ladder at the Allianz Arena, Schweinsteiger could be on his way out. Van Gaal who has worked with Schweinsteiger before, during the Dutchman’s time at Bayern is looking to bring the former Germany international to Manchester and add him to a midfield that has probably seen too much of Rooney this season, something Van Gaal wants to correct. Van Gaal knows that Scheiwsteiger would not be in his long term plans but if he stays fit, he could be very helpful in the short term.
Bastian Schwiensteiger and Bayern Munich have made no comments about the midfielder’s future but according to reports from Munich, Schweinsteiger’s future hangs in the balance.