He said: “I am here with Manchester United because it is a big club and I am looking forward to playing at the great stadium”.

Last season United endured a torrid start to LVG’s first tenure in charge, picking up just 13 points from their opening 10 games, which included a 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea, and a shocking 5-3 collapse at Leicester.

Now obviously United have spent more money than City and the size of your outlay is no guarantee of a return on your money – both clubs can wince at past examples of that scenario.

Manchester United’s iconic midfielder Ryan Giggs has called upon Louis van Gaal’s troops to begin the upcoming Premier League season in much stronger form than last term, as per the MEN.

“I could have left before but I felt this was the right move for me”.

“My brother [Tobias, who plays for Bayern II] is a huge Manchester United fan”.

Said the 29-year-old. “When that time comes, that’ll be something I’d think about”.

“Of course sometimes when you are getting older you need a little more time for recovery, maybe half a day more than 20-year-old players, so that’s normal”.

“I am confident. My style of play is to control a game”.

Competition for places is very high at United and if they can bring in a top quality striker before the start of the Premier League season then can count themselves as serious title contenders. They also decided against going for Falcao but I reckon Jose Mourinho will get the best out of him and I’m convinced he will bang in the goals for Chelsea. Bayern Munich is a big club but United are bigger.

“I don’t know when Beckenbauer moved to America”, Schweinsteiger said of Beckenbauer, who played for New York Cosmos on two separate occasions between 1977-80 and 1983. There will be a surreal feeling when the fact that a Bayern Munich stalwart has moved from one of the world’s biggest clubs to another becomes reality. That’s not the case in England.

“Basti is 30 years old at the moment”. Not a lot of players have succeeded in doing so.

Schneiderlin looks set to make his United debut in the early hours of Saturday morning against Mexican side Club America in Seattle.