Bastian Schweinsteiger
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has hired former Bayern physio to help improve his fitnessGetty

Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to hand Manchester United a major fitness boost, after the German midfielder hired former Bayer Munich physio to travel to England on a weekly basis to help him get back to his best physical shape. The World Cup winner joined the Red Devils this summer after spending 17 years with the Bavarian giants.

According to the Mirror, the former Bayern physio Fredi Binder, who was controversially sacked by the club, will fly to England on a weekly basis to bring Schweinsteiger up to maximum fitness in order to deal with the pace and intensity of the Premier League. The fitness expert spent 36 years at the Bundesliga club, before being let go this summer.

Schweinsteiger has been used sparingly by Louis van Gaal since his arrival from his homeland, and despite that he has already suffered a minor injury before the start of the season. United are preparing for their fourth Premier League encounter of the season against Swansea City and the 2014 World Cup winner is yet to complete the full 90 minutes.

The Dutchman has admitted that he is not willing to risk the Germany international and has been alternating between him and Michael Carrick alongside Morgan Schneiderlin at the heart of the 20-time English champions' midfield. But the arrival of Binder, should give the midfielder and the club a boost, and should see him feature more prominently in the coming months.

Former manager Pep Guardiola admitted after Schweinsteiger's move to England that the midfielder has not been in his best physical shape for the last three seasons, while insisting that he will be an important player for the Red Devils nonetheless. The report claims that the former Bayern physio has been brought in to help the German national team's skipper to recover better from his rigorous training sessions under Van Gaal.