Man Utd Dealt Injury Blow As Star Faces Another Month On The Sidelines
Manchester United have been dealt a fresh injury blow with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger facing another month on the sidelines with a knee problem
Manchester United have been dealt a fresh injury blow with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger facing another month on the sidelines with a knee problem, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Schweinsteiger hasn’t featured since suffering the knee injury during United’s FA Cup third round win over Sheffield United three weeks ago and has been forced to miss the last four games including Friday night’s win over Derby County.
There were hopes that the midfielder could be close to making his comeback, however, the Manchester Evening News are reporting that Schweinsteiger’s injury is far worse than first thought.
The newspaper says that the 31-year-old has flow back to Germany and undergone an MRI scan where national team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt confirmed a tear in his right knee.
When asked at his press conference on Friday when Schweinsteiger would return, Louis van Gaal gave little away:
“I cannot say. Every time I make a remark about injuries it is always difficult because injuries have developments and you have to wait and see.”
“Also they have to train and be adapted to the rhythm of the Premier League which is high. When you are more weeks injured it takes more time to adapt to that rhythm.” van Gaal is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News
Nothing official has come out from Old Trafford to confirm anything but the MEN believe that the injury is now set to keep Schweinsteiger on the sidelines for another month.
If this time-frame proves accurate, then Schweinsteiger is set to miss United’s upcoming Premier League games against Stoke, Chelsea and Sunderland, the FA Cup fifth round clash at Shrewsbury as well as both Europa League ties against Midtjylland.
As long as he doesn’t suffer any further setbacks during his recovery, Schweinsteiger could be in contention to make his comeback when Arsenal head to Old Trafford on February 28.
The news will come as a major blow to United as they’ve sorely missed Schweinsteiger during his absence with van Gaal forced to play Marouane Fellaini alongside Morgan Schneiderlin in recent weeks.
The good news is that Michael Carrick is now fit again so should be available to start against Stoke City tomorrow night.
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