Rio Ferdinand does not believe that Bastian Schweinstieger will join Manchester United and feels he will finish his career at Bayern Munich.
The 30-year-old midfielder has been one of a string of central midfielders who have been linked with Man United this summer.
It’s not the first time Schweinsteiger has been singled out as a potential signing for United as it happened previously when Ferdinand was still playing for the club but in a video for #5 magazine, Rio explains why he feels the German won’t be calling Old Trafford home any time soon.
He said: “I remember when I was at Manchester United before and there were rumours he was coming to Man United, that he wants to come, he loves the club and sees himself as a Man United player allegedly and then he signed a new deal at Bayern Munich.
“That’s the same feeling I get with the Ramos feeling. I just feel that sometimes, it’s not necessarily the players but they are looking for a new deal and use other clubs to get the new deal.
“Schweinsteiger is in the Giggs mould in that he is a one club man. I’m sure he’d like to finish his career at Bayern Munich.”
From United’s perspective, it is becoming more common for players and agents to use the club as a bargaining chip in their pursuit of a new deal.
However, Schweinsteiger is up against plenty of energetic young talent in the game in the likes of Emile Hojbjerg, Sebastian Rode, Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich, as well as Philipp Lahm and David Alaba who can play there too.
As Ferdinand says, Schweinstieger is very much Mr. Bayern Munich having spent his entire career there but if he does feel that now is the right time to move on, there is still a possibility of a deal being struck.