Munich - Bastian Schweinsteiger has spoken for the first time about his decision to swap boyhood club FC Bayern München for Manchester United FC.

Well-wishes aplenty

Unsurprisingly, the Germany captain's thank you letter (he also posted a video message in his mother tongue) prompted a heartfelt response from a number of his Bayern team-mates...

Translation: Dear Basti, good luck in Manchester. I'll miss you in the dressing room and on the pitch.

Translation: Thanks Basti

Translation: Thanks Basti and good luck!!

Translation: It's a shame you're going, but obviously all the best! Bayern will miss you!