Schweinsteiger suffers thigh strain on Germany duty

Date published: Friday 9th October 2015 8:52

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Has played 783 minutes for Manchester United this season

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has suffered a thigh injury and looks set to miss Germany’s clash with Georgia.

Schweinsteiger, who has featured in all 13 of Manchester United’s matches this season, suffered the injury in the World Cup winners’ final training session before Thursday night’s 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland.

Germany host Georgia on Sunday, when a win will secure qualification for Euro 2016, but coach Joachim Low indicated Schweinsteiger would be unavailable for the game.

“For Schweinsteiger I will need to see,” Low said. “The medical staff said two or three days rest.”

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola claimed Schweinsteiger was ‘never in good condition’ during his last three years at the club, during which time the German started in two Champions League finals and a World Cup final.

However, Schweinsteiger has not suffered an injury with United this season and has played 783 minutes for them this term, and completed Germany’s two Euro qualifiers against Poland and Scotland last month.

Louis van Gaal might be grateful for Schweinsteiger’s international rest after he said United were ‘suffering’ last week.

“It was suffering,” Van Gaal explained after the Champions League win over Wolfsburg.

“A lot of players are very tired because of the accumulation of a lot of matches.”

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