Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts to his goal in Man United’s 4-0 win over Wigan on Instagram

The Manchester United midfielder reflects on his goal in their FA Cup win

Bastian Schweinsteiger has taken to Instagram to thank Manchester United fans for their support after the midfielder scored in their 4-0 win against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The retired Germany international was handed a rare starting spot for the visit of the Latics as Jose Mourinho gave his World Cup winner so much-needed first-team minutes.

Schweinsteiger hadn’t started previously in the 2016-17 season after being out-of-favour under Mourinho since the Portuguese coach replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford last May.

The veteran midfielder repaid his manager’s faith with Manchester United’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win against Wigan which helped the Red Devils book their place in the FA Cup fifth round.

Schweinsteiger posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption;

“A great evening with a fantastic win in front of our fans! Thanks to everyone for the great support! 👏🏼 #mufc”

The Red Devils are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 14 points adrift of current leaders Chelsea.

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Schweinsteiger moved to Manchester United in a £4.7m deal from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

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