Arsenal legend Martin Keown has predicted Bastian Schweinsteiger to be the best signing of the summer, reports the Metro.
Despite the £36.6m deadline day deal for Monaco forward Anthony Martial, and the £25m swoop for Dutch star Memphis Depay, the former Gunners and England bruiser is backing Bastian.
Currently a pundit for BBC, he described the Germany captain as ‘a top player’, and believes the 31-year old to have ‘a real hallmark of quality about him.’
The World Cup winner arrived at Old Trafford during the summer, in a reportedly cut price deal from German side Bayern Munich.
Speaking after Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland, a match they won 3-2, the Arsenal legend told the Daily Mail, ‘he may not be a long term solution, but he could be a top signing.’
Reports have recently emerged that United boss Louis van Gaal swooped for the dominant midfielder after agreeing a cut price £6.5m fee with the Allianz outfit.
His first club, TSV 1860 Rosenheim claim the transfer fee amounted to nine millions euros, with the fifth division side receiving a windfall to the tune of around £15,000 for developing the player as a youngster.