Bastian Schweinsteiger is looking forward to his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Red Devils midfielder moved to England after 17 years with Bayern Munich and understands the hype around big derbies.
“I am definitely looking forward to the derby against City,” Schweinsteiger told United Review. “I think it is something very special and we should be very happy that we have two big clubs in one city that are also playing in the Champions League.
“I remember when I was in Munich we were always looking for that, but the other team at 1860 Munich didn’t play so well. We were always looking for a derby but it was sadly not possible. Here, we can play lots of derbies and I am very happy about that.”
Schweinsteiger won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Germany. United are two points behind leaders City on the Premier League log.