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Bastian Schweinsteiger

30-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


Germany

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Undisclosed    EST. RETURN:  7/29/2015
Birthdate:  August 1, 1984    Birthplace:  Kolbermoor, Germany
Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 0"    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with Manchester United in July 2015 after transferring from Bayern Munich.

July 28, 2015    Bastian Schweinsteiger News

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Schweinsteiger returned to training after being held out of action due to a minor knock, reports Sky Sports.

Manager Lous van Gaal called the midfielder's injury very minor, but did not want to risk the fitness of the player. The German could be back in action against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 25, 2015

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Schweinsteiger has been training on the side after picking up a knock, but manager Louis van Gaal said the German international could return for Wednesday's preseason friendly against Paris Saint-Germain, according to Rob Dawson of the Manchester Evening News.

The injury was never considered serious, but it'll certainly go a long way in his recovery if Schweinsteiger can get some first-team minutes with his new teammates before the Premier League season begins.

July 13, 2015

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Schweinsteiger signed a three-year contract with Manchester United on Monday after transferring from Bayern Munich.

Schweinsteiger was linked with United for a number of weeks, and Bayern actually announced a few days ago that they had reached an agreement on the transfer. He joins a very crowded midfield at Old Trafford but he certainly wasn't brought in to be a bench player.

July 11, 2015

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Bayern Munich announced Saturday that they have reached an agreement with Manchester United for the transfer of Schweinsteiger.

The move has been rumored for weeks, though it wasn't considered serious until the announcement Saturday. Schweinsteiger has won multiple trophies for Bayern Munich and the German national team, including last summer's World Cup, and he will be a fantastic addition to Manchester United. His specific role may be a bit more on the defensive side, but he can still move up the flanks with ease to get himself in good attacking position.

June 11, 2015

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Schweinsteiger was limited to just 21 starts last season because of ankle injuries, but was still able to contribute five goals and eight assists.

The German showed his typical calm, composed style when he was healthy and played a pivotal role running the center of the Bayern midfield. The club have said that Schweinsteiger will not leave this summer unless he requests a transfer, and the player said recently that he will consider all options. The 30-year-old has been heavily linked to Manchester United in recent weeks.

May 12, 2015

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Schweinsteiger started in a more advanced position versus Barcelona on Tuesday and responded with two shots on goal and a pair of assists.

Typically a holding midfielder, Schweinsteiger is playing farther up the pitch of late with several attacking players injured and is more involved in the attack. He has eight assists to his name in just 24 appearances in all competitions this season and should be a nice value play versus Freiburg this weekend.

April 27, 2015

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Schweinsteiger played 90 minutes for the first time since March 22 on Sunday, firing off five shots and scoring the winning goal in Bayern's 1-0 victory over Hertha Berlin.

The German has only made 15 starts in all competitions this season, but has been fairly productive during limited action and now has three goals and six assists to his name. With Bayern missing quite a few of its regular midfielders, Schweinsteiger should be leaned upon to produce in the short term. Next up for the Munich outfit is a DFB Pokal semi-final against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

April 13, 2015

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Schweinsteiger has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League match against FC Porto because of an illness, ESPN FC reports.

Schweinsteiger will be joined on the sideline by Franck Ribery, who has still not fully recovered from his ankle injury. However, long-time absentees Philipp Lahm and Thiago Alcantara are fit again, which should help lessen the blow of Schweinsteiger's absence.