Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger reflects on first Man United goal

Bastian Schweinsteiger says he would happily swap first Man United goal for three points after 1-1 draw with Leicester

Bastian Schweinsteiger says he would happily swap his first Manchester United goal for three points after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leiceser City.

The Red Devils fell behind in the first half after Jamie Vardy scored in his 11th successive Premier League game following a sweeping counter-attacking move by the home side.

However, Louis van Gaal’s side levelled on the stroke of half-time after Schweinsteiger powered a header past Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

United couldn’t find a winner and David De Gea had to produce a smart save to deny Leicester substitute Leonardo Ulloa in the final 30 minutes.

And Schweinsteiger spoke of his pride after he scored his first Premier League goal in their disappointing stalemate.

Schweinsteiger wrote on his Instagram page: “An honor and great feeling to have scored for the first time for @manchesterunited. However, I’d choose three points over my goal.”

Some United supporters demanded Van Gaal appoint Schweinsteiger as the Red Devils’s new captain following his social media post.

Instagram user shazulsarof wrote: “U should be the captain @bastianschweinsteiger”

The Red Devils are a point behind joint leaders Manchester City and Leicester following Saturday’s stalemate.

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Van Gaal’s side are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games since a 3-0 loss to Arsenal in October.

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