According to the source, the Bayern Munich manager said the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger can only be a success at the Premier League club if he can shake off his injury problems.
“When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well at Manchester United,” Guardiola said. “He is a top, top player. Unfortunately, during the last three years he was never in good condition. He is going to play really good there [at United]. I really hope that is going to happen.”
Schweinsteiger managed only 82 starts in the last four seasons with Bayern Munich and the club’s honorary president, Franz Beckenbauer, recently suggested that the midfielder would struggle with the physical demands of the Premier League, hinting he would have been better suited to the MLS.
The Germany international moved to the Premier League under Manchester United ticket for a 15 million fee.
In reponse, Schweinsteiger said: “I don’t know when Beckenbauer moved to America [to New York Comsos at 32]. It is a challenge for me. I feel very good. I had last year the thing with my knee after the World Cup which was very intensive for me and I had a break at October.
“But from that time on I had no injury, I was fit and felt fit at the end. Of course sometimes when you are getting older you need a little more time for recovery, maybe half a day more than 20-year-old players, so that’s normal. But I think I have a lot of experience, especially of the big matches, and that is an advantage always.”
Schweinsteiger, a World Cup winner with Germany last summer who spent 17 years at Bayern, has been plagued by ankle and knee injuries throughout his career.
Source The Guardian