Bastian Schweinsteiger injury a 'massive blow' for Manchester United, says Paddy McNair
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 27/03/16 8:18pm
Paddy McNair admits the knee injury sustained by Bastian Schweinsteiger is a "massive blow" for Manchester United.
Schweinsteiger picked up the injury - which was later confirmed as a partial tear of the knee ligaments - while in training with the German national team ahead of Saturday's friendly match against England.
The 31-year-old only made his return from two months out with a separate knee injury earlier this month, but is now facing another extended spell on the sidelines and could miss the rest of the season for United.
Schweinsteiger is also facing a race against time to recover for this summer's European Championships, but McNair is hopeful his United team-mate will feature for Germany out in France.
"It's a massive blow. He's a big character around the dressing room and he's Germany's captain. I'm not sure how serious the injury is, but hopefully he'll be fit to play in the Euros," McNair told Sky Sports News HQ.
"I speak to Bastian a lot and sit beside him in the changing room. He gives me tips and he's a World Cup winner so it's a joy to train and play with him."