PHOTO: Manchester United linked Schweinsteiger returns to training for Bayern Munich

Bastian Schweinsteiger is back in training for Bayern Munich.

After a 6-0 win over Werder Bremen at the weekend, Bayern Munich hardly need help.

Yet they have been handed a significant boost anyway, with the impending return of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The German international has not played a competitive game since the World Cup final, after picking up an injury in pre-season.

Linked with a summer transfer to Manchester United, current boss Pep Guardiola said only earlier this month he did not know when the central midfielder would return.

His comeback to light training activities is a big boost for Bayern in light of the news Thiago Alcantara is unlikely to play again this season due to injury.

German outlet Sport1 report Guardiola is unlikely to rush Schweinsteiger back, and may even give him until the New Year to get fit.

With Bayern unbeaten and already four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table, there is certainly no urgency to take any unnecessary risks.


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