Bastian Schweinsteiger could miss the rest of the current Premier League campaign as he has suffered a similar knee injury like the one he picked up earlier in the year, which kept him out for 13 games. Manchester United defender Paddy McNair believes that the Germany international's absence will come as a big blow to the Red Devils in the final part of the season, where they are battling West Ham United and Manchester City for a place in the top four.
The midfielder limped off during a training session with his national team ahead of their friendlies against England and Italy during the ongoing international break. Joachim Low admitted that the extent of the injury was not positive, and he will be hoping that his skipper will return ahead of their European Championship finals in France later this year.
The former Bayern Munich star has had a disappointing debut campaign in the Premier League, but his absence will be felt by Louis van Gaal, as Schweinsteiger brings some great degree calmness and organisation to the midfield every time he is on the pitch.
"It's a massive blow. He's a big character around the dressing room and he's Germany's captain. I'm not sure how serious the injury is, but hopefully he'll be fit to play in the Euros," McNair told Sky Sports News.
"I speak to Bastian a lot and sit beside him in the changing room. He gives me tips and he's a World Cup winner so it's a joy to train and play with him," the Northern Ireland international added.
Further, the 31-year-old midfielder's teammate Sami Khedira, has warned against writing off the midfielder owing to his injury struggles and believes that Schweinsteiger would make a thorough comeback.
"You almost get the feeling that he has left us for good and won't play football again, but anybody who writes him off is making a big mistake," Khedira said, as quoted by Sky Sports.