Photos: Bastian Schweinsteiger training ahead of Manchester United’s game with Wolfsburg

by Sam Peoples

In almost every photo from Manchester United training in recent weeks, Bastian Schweinsteiger has had a schoolboy-like grin plastered all over his face.

He looks completely settled in his new environment and the fans have warmed to him so quickly because of the way he performs on the pitch and presents himself off of it.

Wednesday night looks like the perfect occasion for Schweinsteiger to orchestrate and work his magic. Up against some tough German opposition, there’s nobody better placed in the squad who knows Wolfsburg better and Louis van Gaal is surely likely to call on that experience on what is a crucial UEFA Champions League night at Old Trafford.

So far, Schweinsteiger’s commanding style has been crucial in helping Man United keep in control of a match’s tempo but Wolfsburg will be a test for him as the German side are considered one of the best in the Bundesliga, outside of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Fans are hoping he can continue his fine recent form and hopefully he is still smiling after Wednesday:

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