Sepp Maier unsure if Bastian Schweinsteiger can make injury return

by Tanveer Arayan

Germany goalkeeping legend Sepp Maier is unsure whether Bastian Schweinsteiger will have the “appetite” to make a comeback following the Manchester United midfielder’s latest injury.

Schweinsteiger, who had only just returned from injury in recent weeks, partially tore ligaments in his knee while training with Germany this week.

There are fears that the veteran’s season is over but Thomas Muller recently claimed he is hopeful that Schweinsteiger can still make the European Championships this summer. Maier, however, wasn’t so optimistic.

“I do not know whether Schweinsteiger will get back on his feet,” Maier said.

“He has done so much in his football career, but I do not know whether he has the appetite to come back again.”

Schweinsteiger had made a handful of encouraging cameos from the substitute’s bench in recent weeks for Man United and he would have been bitterly disappointed to encounter another setback.

Pep Guardiola warned of Schweinsteiger’s fitness issues prior to his move to Old Trafford and his words have rung true. Unfortunately, Louis van Gaal will have to turn to Marouane Fellaini in the middle of the park during the last part of the campaign.

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