Bastian Schweinsteiger insists he’s confident about his fitness

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is on the verge of returning to full fitness and insists he is fit to represent Germany at Euro 2016.

Schweinsteiger suffered a knee injury on international duty back in March which ended his season but he is expected to be named in Germany’s final 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament.

He’s been unlucky with injuries during his first year in England having only managed to play 18 league games but speaking about his rehabilitation, the 31-year-old is confident he’ll be back soon.

“I’m communicating lots with the medical team and have completed all of the tasks set,” he said.

“The MRI that Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt recently carried out looks good. I am confident but now need to work hard to catch up in training. So far I’m fully on track.

“I’ve had responsibilities both on and off the pitch in recent years. I will try to pass on my experience to the younger players. This includes making them aware and clear about the German values.”

Schweinsteiger played a vital role in Germany winning the 2014 World Cup and will be hoping to captain his side to another success in the next couple of months. Germany continue their preparations for Euro 2016 with friendlies against Slovakia and Hungary over the next two weekends with their tournament beginning against Ukraine in Group C on Sunday 12 June.

With Louis van Gaal sacked as United manager, it remains to be seen whether Bastian will fit into Jose Mourinho’s system at Old Trafford. He was referred to as ‘a midfield general’ when he first arrived at United because he was a natural leader but with age not on his side and injuries still causing huge problems, there are no guarantees he’ll be part of Mourinho’s plans.

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