Photo: Man United star Bastian Schweinsteiger posts snap en route to Wolfsburg

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger snaps photo en route to Germany

Man United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger soaks up Germany from the sky Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger/Instagram

Bastian Schweinsteiger was excited to return to his homeland as the Manchester United midfielder posted a snap from his flight to Germany on Monday afternoon.

The World Cup winner is returning to Germany for the first time as a United player following his £6.7m move to Old Trafford from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

Schweinsteiger has quickly emerged as a key player in the United side over the past few months and the 31-year-old has already made 20 appearances in all competitions.

The German midfielder posted the above snap of his homeland from the sky ahead of United’s Champions League clash against Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.

Schweinsteiger wrote on his Instagram page: “Back to Germany! ✈️ #UCL #mufc”

Schweinsteiger was part of the Bayern squad that won the Champions League in 2013.

Wolfsburg v Man United: Match facts

• United missed the chance to secure their place in the round of 16 when held 0-0 by PSV on match day five.

• The Old Trafford team last fell at this hurdle in 2011/12 after a 2-1 defeat at FC Basel 1893 on match day six. David de Gea, Phil Jones, Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young all played in that match on 7 December 2011.

• United are still looking for their first away victory in Group B (D1 L1) but did win 4-0 at Club Brugge KV in the play-offs.

• Their overall away record against sides from Germany is W5 D4 L5.

The German scored his first goal for the Red Devils in a 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Leicester City last month.

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