Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger has suffered a fresh knee injury while on duty with Germany and will miss their forthcoming friendlies against England and Italy, the German FA confirmed Wednesday.
The 31-year-old midfielder picked up the injury training in Berlin on Tuesday and will undergo an MRI scan in Munich with the German team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt.
Schweinsteiger came off the bench in the second-half of United’s last four games as he worked his way back to fitness after suffering a tear in the same knee in United’s FA Cup third-round win over Sheffield Wednesday at the start of the year.
He is out of Germany’s home friendly against England at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday, then against Italy four days later at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
Schweinsteiger joins Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who has injured his left ankle, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi, who has a bruised foot, on the walking wounded list for Germany.
The pair are both being treated at the team hotel in Berlin.
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