Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger could return for United’s second leg Europa League clash against Liverpool after recovering from a knee injuryGetty

Manchester United are set to receive another injury boost in the coming week with Bastian Schweinsteiger set to return to first-team training after recovering from a knee injury he suffered during the club's 1-0 win over Sheffield United in the third round of the FA Cup. The German midfielder has been sidelined for over two months and his return will be a welcome boost as the Red Devils chase silverware on two fronts and a place in the top four of the Premier League.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the former Bayern Munich midfielder is expected to have begun sessions with the first team after he was pictured in a training bib at United's Carrington training complex on Tuesday (8 March). He was taking part with a host of other players at the Manchester United Dream Day as part of the club's foundation.

The Germany international has been sorely missed at the heart of the 20-times English champions' midfield in recent weeks as the club face the prospect of missing out on a place in the top four of the Premier League for the second time in three seasons. After a good run of form, which saw them win four games on the trot in all competitions, they fell to a 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion. West Ham United are now two points ahead in fifth place, while seventh placed Liverpool are only three points behind with a game in hand.

The report claims Schweinsteiger could return for the second leg of United's Europa League last 16 clash against Liverpool, as the first leg on Thursday (10 March) will come too soon, while a return against the Hammers in the quarter finals of the FA Cup on Sunday (13 March) has also not been ruled out. The midfielder had also confirmed in February that he expects to recover from his knee injury and return to the squad by March.

Pictures make memories! Great to meet some of our younger fans at the @ManchesterUnitedFoundation and be part of the #MUDreamDay!

A photo posted by Bastian Schweinsteiger (@bastianschweinsteiger) on