Manchester United put in a wonderful display at both ends of the pitch as they overcame Liverpool 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Goals from Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial ensured that Christian Benteke’s acrobatic strike for the Reds was nothing more than a consolation, but it was another United star who shone particularly brightly for Louis van Gaal.
German international Bastian Schweinsteiger was simply sensational in his latest appearance, proving just what a class act he is when fully fit, and if this is a sign of things to come United fans have the midfield leader they have been crying out for season after season.
Schweinsteiger bossed the midfield and while summer signing Anthony Martial and the recently returned David de Gea stole the headlines, the former Bayern Munich man deserved plenty of his own.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Schweinsteiger’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
As good as Big Dave and Martial, especially Martial was...Schweinsteiger was mad brilliant— Musonda Mundashi (@M_Mundashi) September 12, 2015
Schweinsteiger was brilliant in the second half. Looks 10x better with space in front of him— Elijah (@AliSchripto) September 12, 2015
The headlines will be all about Martial, but Schweinsteiger was absolutely brilliant today. Back to full fitness, and bossing it.— rafey ahmed (@RafeyAhmedM) September 12, 2015
The atmosphere at Old Trafford today was superb. Slow first half, great second half. Schweinsteiger was superb today, looked real class— Ryan Munson (@munson11) September 12, 2015
Thought Schweinsteiger was superb today, controlled the game right from the start. He put in the hard yards, he cost £6.5m hey...— Der Fußballgott™ (@Schweinmaster) September 12, 2015
LVG deserves credit for the way he's dealing with Schweinsteiger's fitness. He is fit, healthy and playing great football! What a legend!— Moe (@Moe_Mufc) September 13, 2015
Schweinsteiger controlled the game beautifully. Another great display from him. He was amazing alongside Carrick in the second half.— Manchester united (@United_report1) September 12, 2015