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Published: 17:07 | 15/4/16

Schweinsteiger set to miss rest of the season

Man Utd midfielder suffered knee injury in March

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is unlikely to feature again this season.

The 2014 World Cup winner suffered a partial medial collateral ligament tear during training with Germany ahead of the 26 March friendly with England in Berlin.

The 31-year-old, who only recently returned from a two-month knee injury, is now struggling to be fit for Germany's Euro 2016 campaign in France in June.

"I don't think Schweinsteiger shall play this season - I think, next season, he is prepared," van Gaal told MUTV.

"Maybe he is prepared for the European Championship, I cannot predict.

"It is possible, but then that is also in our favour because then he is fit for the new competition."

Schweinsteiger has made 31 appearances in all competition for United since joining the Premier League club from Bayern Munich last summer, his last coming in the 1-0 derby win at Manchester City on 20 March.

The Dutchman says England full back Luke Shaw is making good progress from the double leg break he suffered against PSV Eindhoven in September.

"Shaw is now training on the pitch with the physiotherapist, it's not with a trainer-coach, so that's the difference," the 64-year-old said.

"But he's going great, it's unbelievable."

In other Manchester United news, winger Adnan Januzaj is on his way back to fitness following a hamstring injury.

The 21-year-old has not featured for the first team since coming off the bench during the 3-2 Premier League win over Arsenal at Old Trafford, but is back in full training following a recent setback.

"Adnan is injured at the minute," manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV.

"It's more or less an old injury that is coming in the last three weeks. Now, he is in a recuperation period; he is already on the pitch, so he's coming back."

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