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Mesut Ozil: Bastian Schweinsteiger will make the difference for Manchester United this season


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."

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