Louis van Gaal has ruled out the possibility of Bastian Schweinsteiger featuring for Manchester United this season, but he says that the German midfielder could feature at the Euro 2016. Schweinsteiger joined United in the summer on a free transfer.
Even though his impact at Old Trafford has not been as big as he would have liked, the midfielder has been a key player. He was expected to play a major role in the club’s push for a Champions League place this season. However, he suffered a knee injury while with Germany on international action on March.
Van Gaal confirmed the devastating news on Friday confirming that the 31-year-old is unlikely to be seen for United this season. Given that the Euro 2016 is still a month and a half away, German fans have been anxious to hear about the fitness status of the player. Van Gaal says that there is a little possibility that Schweinsteiger could be back for the world champions just in time for the Euro 2016. Germany bossJoachim Loew has not closed the door shut on Schweinsteiger’s chances of being named in the squad. Loew says that Schweinsteiger has always been a top professional and will work hard towards getting fit.
“I don’t think Schweinsteiger shall play this season – I think, next season, he is prepared. Maybe he is prepared for the European Championship, I cannot predict.It is possible, but then that is also in our favour because then he is fit for the new competition,” said Van Gaal.”I have told Bastian I won’t be writing him off for the European championships. The tournament is not taking place tomorrow and there is still time. Bastian is a top professional and I know he will do everything in order to be fit for the tournament,” said Loew.