Man Utd paid just £6.5m to land Schweinsteiger

It has been reported that United paid around £14million to Bayern Munich for the 31-year-old and the deal was hailed as a bargain.

But now it seems United signed Schweinsteiger for even less as his former club, Rosenheim, revealed on their official website that it was a £6.5million deal.

A statement on Rosenheim’s site read: “The transfer fee adds up to €9 million. We have been credited for two years (that Schweinsteiger spent at the club).

“We will receive the payment in two instalments, and after deducting the advisor and legal costs, we will receive €19,000.We already received the first instalment in August.

“We are delighted about Bastian’s incredible career and also that we profit from it financially as his first club.”