Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts to Man United’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool

Bastian Schweinsteiger takes to Twitter after Manchester United's 1-0 victory over Liverpool

Bastian Schweinsteiger hailed three big points for Manchester United after a 1-0 win against Liverpool.

United captain Wayne Rooney scored a second-half winner to seal three points for the visitors and secure their fifth successive win over Liverpool.

And Germany international Schweinsteiger, who missed the north-west derby due to injury, heaped praise on his Red Devils team-mates after their vital win.

Earlier, Schweinsteiger sent a pre-match message to Louis van Gaal’s player as United looked to return to winning ways following Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle United.

Schweinsteiger was thought to be unlikely to line up for the Red Devils against their bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield due to an injury problem.

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The defensive midfielder has scored one goal in 17 Premier League games so far this season following his £6.7m move to United from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the summer.

United are in fifth place and two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

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