“Let’s do this!”: Bastian Schweinsteiger pumped for Middlesbrough game

by Sam Peoples

Bastian Schweinsteiger is excited ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Middlesbrough tonight in the Capital One Cup.

With Arsenal and Chelsea crashing out of the competition on Tuesday night, Man United have a great opportunity in the Capital One Cup and Louis van Gaal won’t want to waste that.

However, excited as he may be, it would be surprising to see Schweinsteiger play against Middlesbrough.

Van Gaal has been talking about how some of his players are in the ‘red zone’ of fitness and I’d hazard a guess at Schweinsteiger being one of those. The German midfielder has featured in all ten of Manchester United’s last fixtures and deserves a break, so tonight’s game at Old Trafford is the perfect opportunity to give him one.

United fans have been bowled over by Schweinsteiger so far, not simply because of his performances but more a case of how he presents himself and leads the team.

Without him in the side against Middlesbrough, United should have enough to cope but I’d expect Schweinsteiger to return to the starting XI for this weekend’s game away at Crystal Palace.

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