Schweinsteiger, currently sidelined with a knee injury, was full of praise for his teammates following the clash:
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) February 22, 2016
Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin started in midfield in Schweinsteiger’s absence and the pair did well.
Herrera’s ball for Lingard’s goal, in particular, was brilliantly done. It was an encouraging display for United amid criticism of their awful form in recent weeks but Shrewsbury provided little by way of resistance over the course of the tie.
Louis van Gaal should still be under the microscope heading into the second leg against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday as exiting Europe would be disastrous for the club.