The Germany national team captain sustained a calf problem during United’s tour of the United States earlier in the summer and was considered a doubt for the new campaign, however, he was able to make his debut as a second half substitute last Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur.
Despite his 30-minute cameo at Old Trafford as the Red Devils kicked off the 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a 1-0 victory, the ex-Bayern Munich midfield general admits he is still not at 100%, but expects to be back to full fitness within the next week:
“It’s fine. I had three or four days in America where I had this injury and it was not so good for my rhythm. Now I feel much better and also the game was very important to play 30 minutes,” the German said.
“The training sessions are very important for me, too. I’m getting better and I hope I will be 100 per cent fit in the next week,” he added.
Schweinsteiger will be hoping for more minutes in United’s next fixture against Aston Villa on Friday night, but he faces a tough battle to dislodge fellow summer signing Morgan Schneiderlin from the starting XI as the Frenchman impressed on his debut and that could mean Michael Carrick’s place in midfield is at risk.
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