Chris Waddle: Bastian Schweinsteiger’s ‘legs have gone’

by Tanveer Arayan

Former England midfielder Chris Waddle was adamant that Bastian Schweinsteiger’s “legs have gone” in the wake of Manchester United’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Monday.

Schweinsteiger started well in the game but faded along with the rest of the team as he completed 90 minutes at Old Trafford.

The German was making his return to the starting XI having served a three-match suspension but Waddle believes that Schweinsteiger is past his peak.

“He’s getting on now and I have to say since I’ve watched him, he’s still a good footballer, he can pass the ball, but his legs have gone. You can’t say they haven’t,” Waddle said.

Schweinsteiger has displayed some real moments of leadership during his brief Man United career so far.

His experience will be invaluable for United in the coming years but you get the sense that he may not be able to play week in, week out in what is a very demanding role. United may need to pick and choose when to play Schweinsteiger and expand their options in the squad in order to relieve some of the pressure on him.

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