Schweinsteiger has one-year remaining on his current contract at Bayern and is refusing to sign a new deal at the club.
Officials at Bayern and Man United have already discussed a transfer for the 30-year-old and van Gaal is confident of securing his signature.
The Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman insists the process with Schweinsteiger has already been started.
— Ian Ladyman (@Ian_Ladyman_DM) May 21, 2015
Meanwhile, United are still keen on Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and Paul Pogba despite conflicting stories in the press regarding their futures.
Schweinsteiger is undoubtedly past his best but he retains the ability to make a massive impact in the Premier League.
Capable of bullying opponents, Schweinsteiger is exactly what United need. If he did move to Old Trafford, he would become the first German to play for the club.