It is exceptionally hard to swim against the heavy currents of the euphoria surrounding the capture of Bayern’s stalwart midfield ace Bastian Schweinsteiger. Schweini, as he is fondly known as, has a seemingly bulletproof portfolio. The German ace has won the World Cup in 2014, Champions League in 2013, and several championships with the Bavarian side Bayern Munich FC, which has its hands firmly around the throat of the Bundesliga, much like how Real Madrid and Barcelona duopolize La Liga.
Is the capture of Bastian Schweinsteiger by Manchester United overly romanticized in the media?
The German has won everything there is, playing for Bayern as a youth since 1998. Schweini’s body of work is there for everyone to see, a complete midfielder with the strength, directness, and power to act as a lance as he impales opposing teams down their spines. Bastian is a modern day central midfield dynamo, with velvet skills and a ferocious motor.
Beyond the swagger United has just shown by seducing Bastian Schweinsteiger to the Theater of Dreams, one must detach from the giddy feelings of this coup to ask some tough questions. Is this a signing of the heart or mind? If we just take a quick break from romanticizing this surprising trinket Ed Woodward and Luis van Gaal have unearthed this transfer season, reasonable questions line up, clandestine as they may be.
Schweinsteiger tweets about Manchester United as a 'last' dream in his career as he goes for his medical.
Have United gone for another glamour signing here? Last season the faithful were in ecstasy over the loan signing of Falcao, one of the games most clinical predators. Time has now revealed that euphoria was misplaced, as United ended up getting only the shell of the original packaging, a flame that was already flickering out.