Van Gaal aims more criticism at Schweinsteiger

Date published: Wednesday 9th December 2015 9:37

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Criticised by LVG

Louis van Gaal aimed more criticism at Bastian Schweinsteiger after substituting the midfielder during Manchester United’s defeat to Wolfsburg.

Schweinsteiger was replaced by Michael Carrick on 69 minutes as United were eliminated from the Champions League with a 3-2 defeat.

“I have changed him and I don’t change players for nothing,” Van Gaal said of the substitution.

“Then I think I can do it with other players better.

“We are all human beings and also Bastian is a human being, and he wants to play at the highest level and certainly in Germany to show his qualities.

“I cannot say that he was the Schweinsteiger from my period in Munich in this game.”

Van Gaal’s latest comments come just days after the United boss said Schweinsteiger “could have played better” in every single game this season.

“The reason why we have bought Schweinsteiger is because he’s a player who can lead and guide a team,” Van Gaal said at the weekend.

“It’s not just because of his football abilities that we bought him. Until now we haven’t seen the best of Schweinsteiger, the player I saw at Bayern Munich.”

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