Manchester United linked midfielder Schweinsteiger injury blow

Bastian Schweinsteiger Injured In Bayern Munich Training

Manchester United may be glad they did not further pursue Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer.

Bayern Munich are no clearer on when midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will return.

The 30-year-old has not featured at all this campaign, after picking up an injury during pre-season, with his last competitive game the World Cup Final.

Schweinsteiger was linked during the tournament with a transfer move to Manchester United, to link up with old Bayern coach Louis van Gaal, with The Independent claiming he was the club's top target.

It would have been a tremendous signing in theory, but the latest comments from Pep Guardiola suggest United may have done well not to pursue any tentative interest.

The Bayern boss was asked about his progress this week, and responded: "Every day is getting better. Suffice to say he willcome back, but I do not know when.

"We are not putting him under any pressure, as we have done with Ribery. We will need a little time."

Schweinsteiger missed a substantial part of last season through injury, and Bayern are growing used to life without him.

Bayern are top of the Bundesliga already, and it would be a surprise if that changes any time at all this season.

If Schweinsteiger does eventually get back healthy and in good form, United may still be tempted to enquire, considering Bayern seem to be able to cope well without him already.

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