Schweinsteiger: No Pep fallout

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says he and Bayern München manager Pep Guardiola have a "normal relationship" following his off-season transfer.

Schweinsteiger's move from the Bavarians to the Red Devils has divided opinions at the Allianz Arena, with a number of Bayern legends criticising the 31-year-old's decision to leave Germany.

Schweinsteiger, though, insists Guardiola is not amongst those and revealed he had been eyeing a move to Old Trafford since 2010, but hesitated because he had not yet won the Champions League with the Munich outfit.

"He contacted me once my transfer was sealed," Schweinsteiger told German publication Bild. "Everything's OK between us. We've got a normal relationship.

"I wanted this one big coup, the Champions League trophy, and help create a successful time. Back then (in 2010), my job at Bayern was not finished, it was incomplete.

"To have the chance to sign a contract at Manchester United is something very special. It was the club floating around in my head all the time. I always had that one thought: Should I indeed go to England then it has to be Manchester United. Now was the right time."