Is van Gaal a good manager

Schweinsteiger: "Van Gaal is a special personality"

DFB captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is full of praise for his ex-coach Louis van Gaal and is also looking forward to his designated successor Jose Mourinho as team manager of Manchester United. "I owe him a lot. He set me up as a central midfielder at Bayern Munich and thus significantly influenced my sporting development. My move to Manchester United also had a lot to do with his person. I admire him as a coach," said Schweinsteiger on Wednesday at a press conference at the DFB training camp in Ascona about van Gaal.

The 31-year-old described the Dutchman as a "special personality, even if we didn't always agree." The fact that van Gaal won the FA Cup (2: 1 nV against Crystal Palace) with the Red Devils last weekend, despite a difficult season for him with the English record champions, speaks for the 64-year-old's qualities: "That was a good one Graduation for him. "

Regarding Mourinho, who will almost certainly inherit van Gaal as team manager, Schweinsteiger said: "Every player would like to train under Mourinho one day." The Portuguese, who is supposedly allowed to go shopping for 260 million euros, is said to be no longer interested in Schweinsteiger, according to information from the English media.

Schweinsteiger is looking forward to "hot city duels"

Regardless of his own future, Schweinsteiger expects "hot city duels" between United with Mourinho on the bench and Manchester City with his ex-coach and previous Bayern coach Pep Guardiola on the sidelines in the coming Premier League season.