Man United dealt injury blow as midfield star tears knee ligament

Manchester United have been dealt a huge injury blow after Bastian Schweinsteiger tore his medial knee ligament, Skysports reports.

The 31-year-old suffered a partial tear while taking part in a training session with the Germany national team ahead of their clash with England and Italy.

He underwent an MRI scan following the knock as the Germany FA released a statement revealing the extent of the damage.

“The MRI scan today found the captain suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee after a tackle with an opponent at the end of training on Tuesday.

“Medical care will be provided by Manchester United in coordination with the medical department of the German team.”

The injury will be seen as a huge blow for United given that the midfielder only made his return from a knee problem which kept him sidelined for two months.

With only eight Premier League matches remaining until the end of the season, it is still unsure whether Schweinsteiger can recover in time to help his side push for a top four finish.

He has already featured 31 times in all competitions for the Red Devils this term, so far managing to score one goal while providing another two assists.