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Internationals: Schweinsteiger makes long awaited return from injury with Germany

by Sam Peoples

There were a few Manchester United players in action on Saturday with their respective countries on international duty. Here’s a round-up of how they got on.

Bastian Schweinsteiger made his long awaited return from injury by coming off the bench in Germany’s 2-0 win over Hungary.

The midfielder came on just before the 70 minute mark and took a big step towards recovering from an injury which plagued the last three months of his season with Manchester United. Having been named in Germany’s squad for Euro 2016, Schweinsteiger will now be focusing on the tournament and hoping to play a major role for them. Welcome back Bastian.

Anthony Martial played 45 minutes for France against Scotland and the 20-year-old was a real threat for the Euro 2016 hosts. As usual, his footwork was electric and Scotland pretty much had no idea how to stop him. He’s going to be one hell of an exciting player to watch this summer. Unfortunately for Morgan Schneiderlin, he was an unused substitute.

Paddy McNair continued to impress for Northern Ireland in their 0-0 draw with Slovakia which extended their unbeaten run to 12 games ahead of Euro 2016. Despite being played as a wing-back instead of in defensive midfield, a place which has become a regular position for him under Michael O’Neill, McNair lasted for the majority of the game and will be desperate to keep his place in their team for Euro 2016.

Both Memphis Depay and Daley Blind played no part in the Netherlands’ 2-0 victory over Austria. While Blind was sidelined with an injury, Memphis was simply not played.

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