United have fallen low in Europe since Ferguson retired, but Schweinsteiger feels Van Gaal can do it again.
Moyes took over from Ferguson and rubbished work of years, by failing to qualify for an European tournament. He got replaced by Van Gaal, who is now fighting tooth and nail to qualify for the UCL.
He has worked towards it by signing Depay, darmian, schweinsteiger and schneiderlin.
With Schweinsteiger backing Van Gaal to return United to elite status in Europe.
“I am positive that – under coach Louis van Gaal – it is possible with Manchester United to usher in a new era. Similar to Bayern then,” Schweinsteiger told Bild.
“This is what makes them the charm for me.
“I can promise to give everything and try with my experience to help to internationally reach the level of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern.”