Bastian Schweinsteiger admitted that he could not turn down the opportunity to sign for Manchester United
In an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich fans, Schweinsteiger, 30, begged supporters of the German giants to understand the pull of a move to Old Trafford was simply too great to turn down.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, the Germany skipper said: “My destination is Manchester United. I hope you understand my decision.
“I hope you, dear fans, understand that I have chosen this path now.
“It’s a great challenge and I’m looking forward to it, although I will never forget you.
“I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic time we spent together.
“It was a really fantastic time and we experienced some great moments with 15 national titles, including the historic treble and other highlights.
“We are always going to have a bond and I will keep you in my heart forever.
“The decision was very hard to make because you and FCB have and always will be an extremely important part of my life.
“Nevertheless, I would like to again gain experience at a new club.”