The Schweinsteiger comeback?
A word of caution is needed, in that it was a home game against Wigan Athletic. Let's not get too carried away. But still, there was a general sense of pleasant surprise at how assured Bastian Schweinsteiger was in Manchester United's midfield today. It was a brilliant day for the World Cup winner and a reward for the professional manner in which he has conducted himself all season despite being frozen out by Jose Mourinho.
First, he set up a header for a man he often shares a bench with, Marouane Fellaini.
Lovely first goal by Fellaini setup by Basti
— Nelson (@AzumaNelson) January 29, 2017
Then, it was his calm delivery of the ball out to Wayne Rooney that helped set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan for a nice goal on the counter-attack.
— FreDDy (@nii_Djata) January 29, 2017
Finally, he bagged his second goal for Manchester United with a nice little piece of manoeuvring after a flick-on from a Rooney corner.
Unsurprisingly, there was a warm welcome from the United fans and football followers towards his performance.
Man of the Match: Bastian Schweinsteiger. Welcome back.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 29, 2017
Schweinsteiger has something to offer MUFC. He really does. Yes, a bit slow, but game management, pass, touch etc is strong.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) January 29, 2017
In an otherwise dreadful first half by Utd that was a moment of quality from Schweinsteiger and good header by Fellaini.
— Busby Boy (@Creje7) January 29, 2017
What've my eyes just witnessed. Bastian Schweinsteiger going for another bicycle kick, brilliant. #mufc
— ManUnitedMedia (@ManUnitedMedia) January 29, 2017
Fosu Mensah plays
Advance in the cup pic.twitter.com/u7CsMqOoSW
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) January 29, 2017