Manchester United fans saw their side draw yet another blank this weekend as they drew 0-0 away to Crystal Palace.
United have drawn three consecutive matches by that score-line and while they remain fourth in the Premier League their forward-line is coming under increasing scrutiny.
But it is not only United’s strikers who must be questioned; it is up to Louis van Gaal’s midfielders to create chances for the likes of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, and that is not happening with the regularity that it should.
German international Bastian Schweinsteiger was brought in to improve United’s midfield and he is currently higher up the pecking order than Michael Carrick, who had to make do with a place on the bench against Palace. So how did the former Bayern Munich star perform?
He certainly looks good on the ball and he adds an element of composure to the play, but especially away from home United need more pace when breaking forward and that is something Schweinsteiger does not offer at this stage of his career.
After United’s latest match we took to Twitter to see what fans thought of Schweinsteiger’s contribution and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Against this Palace squad stuffed with pace aplenty we'll find how slow Mata, Schweinsteiger are. Will be very difficult.— iMallu (@NaanumEngineer) October 31, 2015
Mata, Schweinsteiger and Herrera on the break. Too slow.— Joe Greene (@Whodeknee) October 31, 2015
Schweinsteiger hasn't been that bad during this game. Not offered us anything going forward, but defensively he was very good.— NM (@UtdDi) October 31, 2015
I feel bad for schweinsteiger... he went from Lewandowski to rooney— Matyas (@MatyasDaulat) October 31, 2015
Utd can't pass into Rooney in a dangerous area bc his touch is so bad. Schweinsteiger wants to but knows it'll just be lost. #MUFC— Joe Curcurio (@jcurcurio) October 31, 2015
Even schweinsteiger has been awful— ikaka (@_ikaka) October 31, 2015