Don't agree Eric, a lot of players say things like "it's the best club", "the biggest club", "a great opportunity" but Schweinsteiger as well as Van Persie were already in great clubs and could have easily remained and retired there.
Schweinsteiger was also quick to play down recent suggestions from Bayern coach Pep Guardiola that he had struggled with injuries during the last three years at the Bundesliga champions.
"I am fit, I am getting fitter," he said. "I had long holidays this summer and I came a little bit late to the team, and then I had a small calf injury in America, which was not perfect. But I am getting in better and better shape and within one or two weeks I will be at the highest level and then I can play like I want.
"In the past, I was not injured that much. I had a small problem with my knee and one operation on my ankle three years ago. And by the way I won the World Cup, so you have to be fit!"
One of the most obvious things about him so far is how much composure he has under pressure, he'll always take the extra touch if he thinks he needs it and will still be confident of keeping the ball. The split second delay whilst more defenders closed him down was vital to the pass.
Think people have underplayed how good he's been so far. It's no coincidence the side just seems a lot calmer when he's brought on. He's going to be one of our most important players when it comes to the big games in my opinion.
He's going to be one of our most important players when it comes to the big games in my opinion.
Yep I agree. He and Carrick as well will be massive for our season. The experience, composure and class they bring to the side is unbelievable. I am very confident for our CL run as well, because they're made for those tactical games.