Bastian Schweinsteiger reflects on Man United’s stalemate
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger takes to Twitter after a stalemate with Newcastle
Bastian Schweinsteiger has promised Manchester United will fight for their next Premier League win after a disappointing stalemate with Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
The Germany international started his first top-flight game following his £15m move to United from Bayern Munich earlier this summer.
However, the World Cup winner was unable to inspire the 20-time English champions to victory before he was replaced by Michael Carrick in the second half.
And Schweinsteiger took to Twitter to reflect on United’s goalless draw on Saturday, which maintained the Red Devils’s unbeaten record in the Premier League.
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 22, 2015
Louis van Gaal revealed after the stalemate that he is slowly building up Schweinsteiger’s fitness following his switch to the Premier League from the Bundesliga champions.
“I’ve said already in advance that he [Bastian] should play 60 minutes. In the other matches, Michael Carrick played 60 minutes and now it was the other way around,” Van Gaal told United’s website.
“I need to build up both. Michael Carrick last year was injured for a lot of matches and now he’s not and that’s a big benefit for the team. It’s the same for Bastian.”
United face Club Brugge in their next outing in the second leg of their Champions League play-off in Belgium on Wednesday night.
Schweinsteiger was one of five summer signings at Old Trafford.