Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger shares joke with Man United striker ahead of Saint-Etienne clash

The veteran Manchester United midfielder is in high spirits with Wayne Rooney at Carrington on Tuesday afternoon

Bastian Schweinsteiger looked to be in high spirits with Wayne Rooney as Manchester United geared up for their trip to Saint-Etienne.

The Red Devils will take on the Ligue 1 side in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie after Manchester United were 3-0 winners against Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford last week.

Indeed, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick against the French side to take his tally to 23 goals in all competitions in his first season at the 20-time English champions.

Manchester United were 2-1 winners against Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round after Ibrahimovic came off the bench to net a winner 15 minutes from time.

Schweinsteiger posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption as he prepared for training with Rooney:

“Team training 👍🏼”

Manchester United haven’t won a European competition since Sir Alex Ferguson led the Red Devils to Champions League glory in Moscow in 2008.

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Schweinsteiger, meanwhile, lifted the Champions League crown at Wembley in 2013.

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