Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sprung a shock this afternoon after recalling Bastian Schweinsteiger to his squad for the game against West Ham – and United supporters are absolutely delighted about it.
The German World Cup-winning midfielder has been completely frozen out of the United first-team since Mourinho’s arrival in the summer, with the Portuguese coach seemingly hell-bent on refusing to select Schweinsteiger.
However, injuries in the centre of the pitch to the likes of Micheal Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin has left a gap for a central midfielder, and Schweinsteiger has been training away in the background just waiting for an opportunity:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 27, 2016
Despite playing excellently against Feyenoord in midweek, Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan also drop to the bench, with United not in a position to drop any more points in the Premier League.
Whether or not Schweinsteiger actually gets any game time is another matter, but his inclusion defeinitely improved the mood of fans on social media:
Schweinsteiger back in the team 😮
— Syafiq Syazlee (@KuroReishin) November 27, 2016
However.. Somewhere on the bench.. If you look carefully.. You'll see a somewhat miracle. BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER!!
— AStarForBants!! (@AramMulwe1) November 27, 2016
Mkhitaryan not starting and Carrick not in the squad is just mind boggling! Great to see Schweinsteiger back in the squad tho!
— Scott Sheehan (@scotttgshore) November 27, 2016
Welcome back Bastian Schweinsteiger!
— Timothy (@TimothyDMajawat) November 27, 2016
believe me when I say that it schweinsteiger comes on today your boy will cry real tears
— connor (@HornbyTrainset) November 27, 2016
— Adam (@AdFletch83) November 27, 2016
Love to see Schweinsteiger get on at some stage @ManUtd the team can use his experience, Jose.
— Mohammed N'yaba Wani (@NyabaWani) November 27, 2016
Great to see Schweinsteiger back in the squad. Still has loads of quality to bring to United. Top player! #MUFC ??⚽️?⚪️
— JOSHUA CRISP (@IAmJoshua_) November 27, 2016
@ManUtd Welcome back Schweinsteiger!! 31!!!!!
— Amit (@itsAmitShah) November 27, 2016
The more he hasn’t played, the more popular he seems to have gotten, eh?
In this week’s show, Daniel is back and joined by website contributor Connor Boylan as they look back on Celtic v Barcelona, a big weekend in Scotland and preview the League Cup final at Hampden: