Bastian Schweinsteiger
Schweinsteiger has started completed just two games this year for United. Getty

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says he must "accept the situation like it is" after suffering another knee injury while training with the Germany national team.

Schweinsteiger, 31, has endured an injury-stricken 2016 with an MRI scan revealing on Wednesday 23 March he has now suffered a partially torn medial knee ligament. The injury has immediately ruled him out of Germany's upcoming friendlies with England and Italy and the midfielder could also miss the remainder of his club's 2015-16 season, with United still battling for a top four finish and the FA Cup.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder missed over two months of action after picking up another knee problem in January and was still struggling for full match fitness prior to his latest setback.

"I have to accept the situation like it is. And I will do that," Schweinsteiger told the DFB's official website. "I have talked to the national team coach about my situation, and will be in close contact with him in the next few weeks."

Germany boss Joachim Low added: "Bastian was just back on the right track and I know how much he had looked forward to the time with the national team. I have told Bastian he is not written off for the Euros by any means. The tournament does not take place tomorrow, there is still time, we don't have to make a decision today. Bastian is a top professional, his attitude is exemplary. I know that he will do everything in order to be fit for the tournament."

United have also confirmed they will assess the midfielder upon his return to Manchester. Schweinsteiger has featured for a full 90 minutes just twice this year, in early January, before suffering a knee injury in the FA Cup third round tie with Sheffield United.