Bastian Schweinsteiger hasn’t quite had an easy time at Manchester United, with injury problems affecting his involvement and Jose Mourinho ousting him from the squad at the start of the current campaign.
The German World Cup winner remained professional throughout though and kept quiet, even stating he wouldn’t join another European side. Many expected him to leave in the January window but there’s been no movement- and he may now stay.
Impressing at Old Trafford in a rare start, where he scored an overhead kick in the comfortable 4-0 FA Cup victory over Wigan Athletic. Throughout the match, Schweinsteiger impressed and looked like he’d never been away.
2 – Bastian Schweinsteiger has both scored (1) and assisted (1) as many goals today as in his previous 33 games for Man Utd. Return.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 29, 2017
Scoring and providing an assist today, Schweinsteiger has now doubled his tally from the previous 33 games altogether; a stat that shows just how troubled the former Bayern Munich man has been since moving to English football.
With a new lease of life, Schweinsteiger could become an asset in the final few months of the season and, judging by this performance, he could provide a huge boost.