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John Hartson: Bastian Schweinsteiger is a Quarter of the Player He Used to Be

John Hartson: Bastian Schweinsteiger is a Quarter of the Player He Used to Be

John Hartson believes Bastian Schweinsteiger is “nowhere near good enough” to be in the Manchester United starting XI.

The Welshman was part of the BBC Radio 5Live team which covered United’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Wolfsburg last night.

Despite going ahead through Anthony Martial and then cancelling out goals from Naldo and Vieirinha with Josuha Guilavogui’s OG, United couldn’t hold on for at least a draw as Naldo scored the winner late on for the Germans.

It was a disappointing result for United which sees them drop into the Europa League after Christmas.

And there have been no shortage of critics for Louis van Gaal and his players – with Hartson believing Schweinsteiger is a quarter of the player we’re used to seeing.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, he said:

It’s a big statement to make considering Schweinsteiger won the World Cup with Germany just over a year ago and is still an integral part of the national team at the age of 31.

He’s played 22 times for United since signing from Bayern Munich in a £6.5million summer deal.

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