Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is expected to be fit for this weekend’s game against Everton.
Schweinsteiger missed both of Germany’s games during the international break with an adductor injury he picked up during training before the Republic of Ireland clash and although he returned to training, he wasn’t played by Joachim Low against Georgia.
When discussing injuries, van Gaal didn’t discuss Schweinsteiger and it will be a big boost for Man United to have him available for his weekend.
“They were injured and they have a rehabilitation period behind their back and everything went well,” van Gaal confirmed to MUTV when discussing injured players.
“They are also fit to play – maybe not 90 minutes but you never know.”
Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera‘s return to fitness, as well as Schweinsteiger, means van Gaal is likely to have plenty of options in midfield for Everton. Personally, I’d love to see Herrera, Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger in a midfield three but it remains to be seen what tactics van Gaal will adopt and whether he’ll switch to a 4-3-3 formation which many want to see.
Everton will adopt an intense pressing game against United this weekend, so whoever plays needs to be ready for a really physical game at Goodison Park.