Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BASTIAN ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL ; Sport WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BASTIAN ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL ; Sport WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016

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BASTIAN Schweinsteiger is on the brink of handing United a spring boost as the Reds enter a silverware and top-four make-or-break period.

The German World Cup-winning midfielder was pictured at a United Foundation function at the club's Carrington complex.

Wearing a training bib, it appears he's begun first team sessions again.

Manager Louis van Gaal said last Friday that he expected the 31- year-old to join in full training with the seniors this week.

And Schweinsteiger looks like he is back in the fold following the knee injury that has kept him out for 13 matches since suffering a knock against Sheffield United in the FA Cup.

The former Bayern Munich Champions League and Bundesliga winner may not have been the complete successful influence Van Gaal expected when he signed the player he transformed at the Allianz Arena in 2009, but he could just be the figure the Reds need at the moment. …

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