Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has accused Bastian Schweinsteiger of being “past his best” ahead of the midfielder’s imminent move to Manchester United.
It was announced on Saturday that the Red Devils had agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for the World Cup winner, believed to be worth £15m and £140,000 per week.
But Carragher has raised doubts over whether the 30-year-old is still the world-class player that he used to be, and whether he can be an effective partner for Michael Carrick at Old Trafford.
The former England defender wrote on Twitter: “Great player but at Bayern Munich he found it difficult to play alongside Alonso be interesting to see how he and Carrick works.”
In response to being called bitter by one United supporter, he replied: “You joking? losing your best player (De Gea) & now signing a player past his best I couldn’t be happier!”
Schweinsteiger, who is now captain of Germany, has won eight Bundesliga title, seven German Cups, the Champions League, the Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in his 17 years at Bayern.