Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger sends message to young Man United fan

Bastian Schweinsteiger paid tribute to a young Manchester United fan on Tuesday morning...

Bastian Schweinsteiger took to social media to pay tribute to one of Manchester United’s young fans on Tuesday morning after the supporter posed in the German’s shirt outside Old Trafford.

The World Cup winner made his Old Trafford debut on Saturday afternoon as Louis van Gaal’s men ran out 1-0 winners over Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League opener.

Schweinsteiger, who joined United from Bayern Munich earlier this summer, was impressed to see one of the club’s young fans donning his shirt outside the Red Devils’ home ground.

He posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “Thank you for this great picture, little fellow! @manchesterunited”

The Germany international was a second-half substitute and played the final 30 minutes as Louis van Gaal’s men claimed victory in their opening game of the 2015-16 campaign.

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United were drawn against Club Bruges in their Champions League play-off clash on Friday as the Red Devils look to qualify for the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition.

The Red Devils take on Aston Villa in their next game on Friday night.

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