Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says his Germany team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger needs time to settle down in the English Premier League but will make the difference for Manchester United.
The 31-year-old signed a three-year contract last month after joining from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for a reported £14.4m.
He made his first start for the club in the goalless draw at Old Trafford against Newcastle United.
"The drastic interim judgement in [the] English press is not fair towards him," Ozil is quoted as saying by ESPN.
"He certainly needs some time to adjust to Premier League. Just allow him a bit of time.
"Basti has shown the whole world at the World Cup what a leader he is, most of all in the final.
"Whenever the English media writes about Bastian, they put a World Cup winner before his name.
"He's now the German world champion, who should make the difference for United."