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Bastian Schweinsteiger

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


Germany

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.

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August 22, 2015    Bastian Schweinsteiger News

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Schweinsteiger is starting Saturday against Newcastle.

Manager Louis van Gaal intimated Friday that he was ready to move Schweinsteiger into the starting lineup after the German built up his match fitness, and he is doing just that Saturday at the expense of Michael Carrick. Schweinsteiger's holding midfield role alongside Morgan Schneiderlin isn't the best fantasy-producing position, and while he will score a goal here-and-there, it's an unreliable spot for fantasy players.

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

August 21, 2015

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that Schweinsteiger could get his first Premier League start Saturday against Newcastle.

Schweinsteiger has been used off the bench in the first two games as he worked up his match fitness, but he was always expected to get a spot in the starting lineup when he was fully read. If he does get the start, Michael Carrick will likely move to the bench, allowing Schweinsteiger to line up next to Morgan Schneiderlin.

August 13, 2015

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Schweinsteiger said that he is close to reaching full fitness after a preseason calf injury and making his Premier League debut against Tottenham, reports Sky Sports.

Critics have pointed to the midfielder's fitness as a risk to Manchester United's plans for the player. Schweinsteiger said his training is getting better and that he expects to be fully match fit in the next week.

August 8, 2015

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Schweinsteiger came on in the 59th minute for Michael Carrick during Saturday's Premier League opener against Tottenham, finishing with one tackle, two clearances and 23 passes completed.

Manager Louis van Gaal noted Friday that Schweinsteiger wasn't fit enough to start, though he was clearly strong enough for about a half-hour. It's unclear if van Gaal will use a consistent defensive midfield of Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, or if Carrick will be a part of the rotation. Either way, Schweinsteiger's holding role makes him a limited fantasy option in most formats.

August 8, 2015

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Schweinsteiger is available off the bench Saturday against Tottenham.

Manager Louis van Gaal noted Friday that Schweinsteiger still has to work on his match fitness, so it may be a few games before he seriously competes for a starting role. Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin will start at the two holding midfield spots Saturday.

August 7, 2015

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Schweinsteiger is unlikely to play Saturday against Tottenham because he is still not fit, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday. "Schweinsteiger came also at the last moment out of his holidays so I don't think he is fit enough," van Gaal said. "We have to build the fitness he needs."

Schweinsteiger always seems a bit of a long shot to be ready after his delayed start to preseason and a small knock he picked up. It's unclear how much longer he'll need, but he still may be available off the bench Saturday, or possibly wait until next Friday against Aston Villa.

July 28, 2015

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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.

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.