Schweini ‘surprised’

BERLIN: Bastian Schweinsteiger is “surprised” at the warmth of the welcome from Manchester United fans since the World Cup winner’s move from Bayern Munich to Old Trafford. The 30-year-old Germany midfield general completed a $21.72m switch to United last month after agreeing a three-year deal with Louis van Gaal’s Premier League side. And he told Tuesday’s edition of Bild he was enjoying life in his new surroundings. “For me, it was a big surprise to see how many supporters welcomed me with warmth and enthusiasm at the opening league game against Tottenham at Old Trafford,” he said. “It gave me goose bumps,” he added, declaring that it was “an honour” to be the first German to sign for United.