After his epic speech at the Player of the Year awards, it was only a matter of time before Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal got going in the summer transfer window.
United have managed to get rid of Radamel Falcao, with the ‘forward’ rocking up at Chelsea, and are about to shove Robin van Persie out the door as well, all the while trying to keep hold of David De Gea.
Most of the talk surrounding the club has been either about the exits or links with players that probably aren’t going to arrive – but after it was announced that the club had agreed a fee for World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, Twitter went into meltdown and rightly so.
Here are some of the best responses.
This is a good job given Rooney could well be United’s only forward…
Not hard to agree with this one…
Some people were shocked – and probably a bit envious…
.@RebeccaKnight01's calm reaction to Man Utd signing Bastian Schweinsteiger: "FUCKING FUCKING FUCKING WHAT?" And I thought I was shocked…
— Alex Watt (@AlexWatt187) July 11, 2015
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) July 11, 2015
Safe to say United fans were happy…
So let me get this straight, Liverpool sign miler, city sign Delph and United sign bastian schweinsteiger, ??????
— Nick Ryan™ (@NicholasRyan89) July 11, 2015
We have not just signed a world class midfielder. We've also signed a man with the most German name ever – Bastian Schweinsteiger! #mufc
— Daley Blind (@Stay_Vicious20) July 11, 2015
By September we could be looking at Sneijder-Schneiderlin-Schweinsteiger: the Premier League's first ever Pokemon-evolution-path midfield
— charlie (@Ordnances) July 11, 2015