Philipp Lahm belives team can do good without Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm believes that the team can cope without midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has joined Manchester United in a £ 15 million deal.

Schweinsteiger has been one of the key players for Bayern over the last 15 years. After coming through the ranks of the German club, the 31-year-old has become an integral part of the club as a whole. However, he was thought to be unhappy when playing under Pep Guardiola. Further, the presence of Xabi Alonso reduced his importance in the team. The Spanish midfielder joined the Bavarians last summer for around £ 5 million.

Schweinsteiger leaves Bayern after having won a number of trophies like the Champions League, Bundesliga, and German Cup. He will be sorely missed as a player and as an individual, but captain Lahm says that the club will move on from the player. Over the last two years, Schweinsteiger has suffered a lot of injuries and has not been able to play the same number of matches that he has done during the prime of his career. United need him now more than Bayern and this seems to have played a major role in convincing Schweinsteiger to move to the English club.

"I do not think we will change our style of play because of Schweinsteiger's exit. We have our own style and it does not depend on one individual player.We have the squad to challenge for top honours again. We have strengthened in certain areas, just like a big club should.We will see whether this is the strongest team toward the end of the season," said Lahm about the loss of Schweinsteiger. The 30-year-old expects Bayern Munich to remain competitive despite failing to win the Champions League under the regime of Guardiola. Bayern have exited the competition in the semi-final stage last season.

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