We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 16:30 | 1/4/16

Van Gaal: Schweinsteiger loss a big blow

Bastian Schweinsteiger's season could be over as a result of the knee injury he sustained while on international duty with Germany.

Having only just returned from a spell on the sidelines, the midfielder was injured in training ahead of last week's friendly against England in Berlin and is facing another lay-off.

Manchester United have eight matches remaining and manager Louis van Gaal admits the loss of Schweinsteiger is a big blow to the hopes of finishing in the top four.

"Schweinsteiger was injured already before the matches. I think on the second day of training. That's a big blow for us and also for the national team," Van Gaal told MUTV.

However, when asked if the German international would miss the rest of the season, the manager added; "You can never say anything about that because he's started his rehabilitation. You have to wait and see."

While Schweinsteiger is facing a spell out, Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney are closing in on a return to first-team action.

Shaw suffered a double fracture of the leg during the Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven in September, while Rooney has been out since picking up an injury during the defeat to Sunderland in February.

Rooney is expected to feature for the club's Under-21 side before making his first team return, while Shaw will begin training on Monday.

“Wayne is doing great. He has more or less the same injury as Basti has now. He’s doing great. Today he has trained on a lower level with a little bit of skill training, so with the ball. It's going very good with him," Van Gaal added.

Regarding Shaw, the manager stated: “Monday, he is back on the training pitch for the first time but that's a start with the physio, not a start with the trainer coach. Wayne is already with the trainer coach.”

City duo on Ballon d'Or shortlist

09:13 | Today

Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the first nominees for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Klopp hints at Gerrard coaching role

00:13 | 23/10/16

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Steven Gerrard may be offered a coaching role at Anfield in the coming months.

Arter accepts Sissoko apology

11:45 | 23/10/16

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has accepted Moussa Sissoko's apology for elbowing him during Saturday's Premier League draw with Tottenham.

Gundogan feared his career was over

12:52 | 23/10/16

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says he feared his career was over following a back injury that sidelined him for over a year.

Rooney ruled out of Chelsea clash

01:30 | 23/10/16

Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with a muscle injury.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.