Schweinsteiger’s fitness has been called into question since his £15million move from Bayern Munich, but Ozil, who is only too aware of the criticism overseas players can face as they settle in the Premier League, has got no doubt his Germany team-mate will prove to be a good signing for United.
“The drastic interim judgment in [the] English press is not fair towards him,” Ozil told Germany’s Sport 1.
“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.”