Bastian Schweinsteiger fails to impress against Wolfsburg

by Tanveer Arayan

Bastian Schweinsteiger was correctly substituted by Louis van Gaal midway through the second half against Wolfsburg after what was a very poor performance.

The German midfielder was horribly exposed alongside a static Marouane Fellaini but he caused plenty of his problems himself.

On more than one occasion, Schweinsteiger was sloppy in possession, misplaced passes and he was left for dead by Julian Draxler for Wolfsburg’s second goal.

Paul Scholes criticised Schweinsteiger before the game saying he hasn’t done enough so far in a Man United shirt and this performance against Wolfsburg certainly won’t do anything to change that opinion:

I was really disappointed with how Schweinsteiger played but feel his two worst performances – Arsenal and Wolfsburg – have both come when he plays without Morgan Schneiderlin. With the Frenchman alongside him, it allows Schweinsteiger to concentrate on what he does best rather than having all the added responsibilities around it.

That being said, there was so much against Wolfsburg which was avoidable and for a player of Schweinsteiger’s experience, he shouldn’t have made a lot of those mistakes and will be frustrated with how he played back in his home country Germany.

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