Saturday, 16 April 2016

Schweinsteiger Fitness Fight for EURO

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is unlikely to play for Manchester United again this season, but Louis van Gaal believes the Germany captain could yet make Euro 2016.

Injury has restricted the World Cup winner to just 31 appearances since he swapped Bayern Munich for Old Trafford.

The last of those came in the derby win at Manchester City before an international break when Schweinsteiger suffered a knee ligament tear during training with Germany before the friendly with England.

That blow came after he had recently returned from a two-month knee injury, with this current complaint set to rule the midfielder out for the rest of United’s season if not perhaps this summer’s European Championship in France.

“I don’t think Schweinsteiger shall play this season – I think, next season, he is prepared,” Van Gaal said.

“Maybe he is prepared for the European Championship, I cannot predict. It is possible, but then that is also in our favour because then he is fit for the new competition.”

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