"One of the best I played with" - Schweinsteiger hails former Manchester United star and reveals Rashford wish

Bastian Schweinsteiger has lifted the lid on his time at UnitedBastian Schweinsteiger has lifted the lid on his time at United
Bastian Schweinsteiger has lifted the lid on his time at United | TheOverlap
Sebastian Schweinsteiger has lifted the lid on his time at Man Utd and the players who caught his eye the most.

Bastian Schweinsteiger did not have the impact he would have liked during his short-spell at Manchester United, but he is still fondly remembered by the supporters who saw him in action.

The German great only spent two years at Old Trafford and saw his opportunities end when Louis van Gaal was replaced by Jose Mourinho midway through his time at the club.

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Despite his limited time in Manchester, Schweinsteiger admits that he still has a deep affection for United and has fond memories of playing alongside some of the best players in world football.

United were not able to fulfil their enormous potential under Mourinho, perhaps summed up best by Paul Pogba's frustrating spell at the club. The World Cup winner was capable of winning games on his own, yet his talents were rarely seen in a United shirt.

"I call him one of the best midfield players I played with," Schweinsteiger told The Overlap. "I think you could see it definitely when he was playing in the French national team - you could see the potential he had with the right team around him. I enjoyed playing with him so much. Him and Zlatan, Wayne. That was so nice. We had the right pieces."

As well as experienced players like himself, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, United also had some exciting young talent, most notably Marcus Rashford. The England international is now one of the most experienced players himself, and Schweinsteiger believes he could get even better if he was part of a more functional side.

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He added: "I would love to see [Marcus Rashford] in a better team where he gets the balls in the right moment. I'd love to see that. In the years in the past, you don't really see that.

"If he would play for a different team, maybe he would also increase his level a little bit more. He's still the player who can decide their games but he doesn't show it many times.

"Maybe he is also a little bit frustrated inside with how it is, you know. I think that first of all, he can be the example. Someone needs to tell him and speak with him. It also has to come from his own."

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