The football world collectively raised its eyebrows when Bastian Schweinsteiger decided to move from Bayern Munich to Manchester United last summer, pretty much out of the blue.
The German World Cup winner left the Bundesliga giants for a paltry fee in the region of just £6.5 million after spending the entirety of his trophy-laden career at Bayern and opted to work with Louis van Gaal for the second time.
And despite getting off to a reasonable start in England, and effectively scoring the winner against Watford on Saturday, one man is far from happy with his contribution since joining the Premier League giants.
United legend Paul Scholes has been one of the biggest critics of van Gaal’s reign, and he claims that Schweinsteiger could be doing more in the Red Devils’ midfield.
He said via the Manchester Evening News: “You expect more from Schweinsteiger, a player who’s won the World Cup and the Champions League.
“The biggest art as a midfield player is to find space, not in your back four or left-back position, in the centre of the park where it’s most congested, and contribute to your forward players.
“There are too many passes before getting into the final third, which is why the forwards like Wayne Rooney have struggled. They don’t get the service.
“The two central midfielders play 10 yards behind the centre-halves and play easy passes.
“I don’t mind that, getting a bit of space if you’re going to play it forward or hit a long pass, but he takes too many touches and he’s constantly coming back inside.
“Schweinsteiger claps a backpass to the goalkeeper and he plays every week, so the manager must be happy with the way they play.”
Wow. Harsh words, no? What do you think about Schweinsteiger’s performance this season? Let us know in the comments section below…