Photos: Man United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger training with Germany

Photos: Man United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger training with Germany

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger took part in training with Germany ahead of their Euro 2016 tie against Slovakia.

Schweinsteiger looked in good spirits having become the most capped German player ever at the European Championships with 15 matches played in the tournament.

The 31-year-old scored on his return from injury, as a substitute against Ukraine and showed his relief by running the full length of the pitch to celebrate with the coaching staff.

His debut season at Old Trafford has been injury-plagued so it’s good to finally see him returning to full-fitness.

Schweinsteiger picked up multiple injuries, meaning he played just 31 times in his debut season in English football, with 10 of those appearances as a substitute. His transfer was one that drew huge excitement from United fans simply due to his status as one of the finest midfielders in European football for the last two decades.

Remembering his iconic performance in the 2014 World Cup, where he played on through injury to win football’s biggest prize for his country, excitement was impossible to avoid when Louis van Gaal brought him to Old Trafford. Although the excitement surrounding Schweinsteiger continued due to a couple of good performances in his first games, it quickly died down after his first injury.

The German went from having the entire of Old Trafford on their feet just because he began warming up to having the United support mildly fed up of his injury-plagued start to his career as a red.

Despite that, he has returned from injury to play well at Euro 2016 and will be hoping for an unlikely start against Slovakia, whom Germany lost to in a pre-tournament warm-up. They face off in Lille on Sunday, June 26 at 5PM.

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