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Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he wasn’t impressed by Manchester United

By Harry Smith

Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he wasn’t impressed by Manchester United

The German ex-footballer doesn't think Manchester United played well against Liverpool

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Manchester United defeated Liverpool on Monday to win their first match of the Premier League season after a shaky start of Erik ten Hag’s era as a manager of the club. The Red Devils had an amazing performance as a team against one of the best teams in the world. After the final whistle, former Manchester United player Bastian Schweinsteiger talked to BBC Radio Manchester.

Although the Bayern Munich legend said he was happy with the result, he admitted that he wasn’t impressed by the way they played: “Of course I support United and I’m very happy they won. But was it a great performance in my opinion if I compare it with other teams, the top teams in Europe? I wouldn’t say so”.

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The 38-year-old ex-footballer didn’t like that the opposition team had the majority of possession: “For me, Liverpool was the better team actually, and they had so much possession in the game, but you know United did one thing really well. They had the right attitude towards the game, the right spirit in the team”, he said to BBC Radio.

The experienced German was one of the best midfielders of his generation. He won everything with Bayern Munich and his national team. He should know that having possession of the ball isn’t the most important thing in football if you don’t know what to do with it, like he experienced during his time at the Theatre of Dreams. United played really well with counterattacks exploding their forward players' speed.

Former Red Devil

Bastian Schweinsteiger spent almost all of his career at Bayern Munchen. But after 17 years at the club, he signed with Manchester United in 2015 to reunite with Louis van Gaal, who was in charge of the Red Devils at that time where he bored every fan with his possession of the football. He only played at Old Trafford for two seasons before moving to Chicago Fire where he retired.

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