Another injury blow for Manchester United. After Rooney, its Schweinsteiger. According to German media, German midfielder Schweinsteiger picked up a thigh problem when warming up just prior to his side’s 1-0 defeat against Republic of Ireland, and the injury caused him to miss the game. It was initially expected by Coach Joachim Low that Schweinsteiger would be absent for just a few days, but the problem is worse than first feared.
Germany will seal qualification to Euro 2016 with a win over Georgia, but the former Bayern Munich man is now expected to miss out on that game too and if things don’t improve, it could keep the player out of United’s trip to Goodison Park on October 17.
Following the loss to Ireland, Low told the press on Schweinsteiger’s fitness: “With Bastian we have to wait and see but the chances are slim,” with regard to his chances of featuring against Georgia.
The news comes as another scare to united manager Louis van Gaal, who is already concerned that he may be without Captain Wayne Rooney for the game against his former club. Rooney was ruled out of England’s match with Estonia, while he now won’t travel with England for their final Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.
Rooney currently has an ankle injury and sustained it while with United prior to the international break, and concerns also remain for Van Gaal over defender Marcos Rojo, too.
Rojo also pulled out of the Argentina national squad for their upcoming games – the first of which was a 2-0 defeat to Ecuador on Thursday – because of the hamstring injury issue which has kept him out of the club’s last four matches.
United was beaten 3-0 by Arsenal in their last Premier League game.