Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement

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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    At the age of 35. Had a great career, obviously, Bayern and Germany legend.

    Seemed like a great signing for United and to be fair to him, had a few good games for us, but it's weird how his fitness declined so fast after the 2014 World Cup.

    Your thoughts overall, guys ?
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    A great player.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Loved Bastian one of my fav modern players.
    Came to the Utd party to late but he is a legend of the game. His performances for Germany at WC 2014 absolutely immense.
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    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    Legend. Good person. Danke Basti
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    Giuliano Maiorana New Member

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    SoCross Full Member

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    Fantastic player and one of my all time favourites.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Bastian fecking Schweinsteiger.

    Obviously he failed here but I think Mourinho's comments (discussing how the impression he had formed of Schweinsteiger prior to becoming our manager had changed) after he left are to his credit:

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    littleman Full Member

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    Rare transition from winger to one of the greatest midfielders of the generation.
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    I thought he did that when he was at United?
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    Edgar Allan Pillow Ero-Sennin

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    I wish we had him at his prime. One of best midfielders of his generation.
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    It's crazy he was only 30 when we signed him, he looked and played about 36. Great player in his prime anyway.
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    Football legend. Shame it never worked with us.
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    His fitness was declining there already.


    Massive legend for Bayern and Germany. Thanks for everything Schweini and i hope to see you at Bayern in any function in near future.
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    DRM New Member

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    Didn't he stsrt off as a right winger or am I making that up?
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    He did. Until Van Gaal transformed him into one of the best CMs of his generation.
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    All I can remember him playing for us was his pointing. Lukaku style.

    Great player though he was well finished when he arrived. Probably couldn’t believe his luck.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    He retired the moment United signed him
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    Cheech Wizard Liverpool fan

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    Shame he missed THAT pen. Must have been awful for him after that. I don't really remember much from his time with United though tbh, will probably be in one of those "did he really play for them" kind of threads in future.
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    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    Very true. Well more of a Right Mid like Beckham, He wasnt a traditional winger like Giggs or Ronaldo say
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    One of my favorite players from that era, wished both him and Zlatan would have come while Ferguson was still around. The leadership, skill and combativeness of that squad would have been unbelievable.
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    hasanejaz88 Full Member

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    The final pen against Chelsea? How he came back from that made me love him more. I remember in the semi-final against Real he scored the winning penalty but then in an interview after the match said he had butterflies in his stomach as he went for the penalty, that made me think he was weak mentally so I wasn't surprised when he missed the one in the final.

    The next season was a huge step in his progress from being a great player to a true legend and leader on the pitch, he was always technically great but mentally he progressed a lot from that season. All German fans will agree that Lahm was the captain but Schweinsteiger was the true leader on the pitch.

    One of my, if not the, favourite German players of all time. A true legend for his country and club.
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    Eternitiy New Member

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    I still remember that game against Liverpool. He and Carrick dominated that game and made it look so easy.

    Now we'll line up against Liverpool with guys like Fred, Pereira, and Matic. How sad.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    What a pension we gave him too.
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    One of the most rounded central midfielders of all time - could have been plonked into just about any midfield from any era and, regardless of how they played, would have fitted in.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    You’ve somehow managed to romanticise that Carrick - Schweinsteiger midfield. A midfield that would have been absolutely stellar at its peak but was the equivalent vilant of a Matic - Matic midfield now.
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    One of the best players from the past 10-15 years. Fantastic in his prime.
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    A true box to box midfielder and a warrior. The 2014 WC was his last performances at a world class level, he was declining slightly before then but from 2009-2013 he was one of the best CM midfielders in the world.
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    Bastian will always be a cool name for an alpha male with style. Jawohl Bastian!
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    One of the players who made Germany a powerhouse again and the definition of a complete midfielder.

    His performance in the 2014 WC final against Argentina was legendary. They absolutely battered him but he keeps coming back. The papers called him the Terminator after the match.
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    Gringo New Member

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    Bayern got rid at the right time. Remarkable transition from a decent winger to a world class CM.
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    Vault Dweller Full Member

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    Absolute legend. I loved watching him since the World Cup in Germany in 2006, where I first started to watch him properly. Magnificent player and just a shame we never got him sooner. Enjoy retirement Basti.
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    Just imagining what United could have been with a fitter Bastian and a fitter Falcao.
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