Bastian Schweinsteiger delivers latest Man United injury update

Bastian Schweinsteiger says he is now approaching full fitness at Manchester United

Bastian Schweinsteiger has reassured Manchester United supporters that he is closing in on full fitness following his recent minor calf problem.

The Germany international was a second-half substitute as he made his first competitive Manchester United appearance during Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old midfielder picked up a calf strain during the club’s pre-season tour to the United States.

However, the World Cup winner, who joined the club from Bayern Munich earlier this summer, says he is now approaching full fitness.

Speaking to MUTV, Schweinsteiger said: “It’s fine. I had three or four days in America where I had this injury and it was not so good for my rhythm.

“Now I feel much better and also the game was very important to play 30 minutes.

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“The training sessions are very important for me, too. I’m getting better and I hope I will be 100 per cent fit in the next week.”

Schweinsteiger, who was given a standing ovation when he came on against Spurs at Old Trafford, will be hoping to feature when Manchester United take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on Friday night.

United will then take on Club Bruges in a two-legged tie later this month as they look to book their place in the group stage of the Champions League.

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