Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm has admitted he misses his old teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The midfielder made the move from Munich to Manchester United this summer after spending his whole playing career at Bayern, playing alongside Lahm for both club and country.
The Bavarian club celebrated their Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb by going to the city’s beer festival, Oktoberfest and Schweinsteiger’s absence was felt.
Lahm said: “It’s when you go to Oktoberfest that you really notice that he’s no longer here.
“He was always very well dressed, as you’d expect from someone who grew up in Bavaria. I’ve certainly missed him, but in all honesty he wasn’t really a beer drinker.”
Schweinsteiger himself said he would love to take his Man United colleagues to Munich for the festival earlier this season but with the team’s busy schedule it would definitely be tough to find the chance to make the trip.
The 31-year-old has been in fine form since his move, adding composure and a fantastic passing range to United’s midfield. The supporters of the club have taken fondly to the first German to play for United and some still need to pinch themselves when they see Schweinsteiger in the famous red shirt.
The World Cup winner put on yet another masterclass against Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday, as he offers something to the United midfield that they have missed since Paul Scholes retired. Schweinsteiger seems to thrive in the big games and he will hope to do so again when United visit Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.