Manchester United and Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has sustained a thigh injury whilst on international duty. It is believed that the veteran midfielder and Germany captain picked up his injury in the final training session before Germany’s match with the Republic of Ireland. It seems as if he’s looking at few weeks on the sidelines meaning that he will miss Germany’s final Euro 2016 qualifying match against Georgia and possibly Manchester United’s next match against Everton on the 17th October.

Schweinsteiger’s injury is a great loss for Germany, who failed to beat the Republic of Ireland and it puts more pressure on the national team as they need to take a point from their next game to qualify for Euro 2016.

Schweinsteiger’s world class ability is doubted by very few however in recent seasons he hasn’t been able to consistently play to the levels that he did in his prime. Since the beginning of the 2013/14 season the midfielder has managed to pick up eight injuries, two of which were so severe that they saw him miss 36 games in total. The injury comes as terrible news to United fans who were thrilled with the way that he started his career in Manchester, completely leaving the crowd in awe at his ability to effortlessly orchestrate moves as he did when Juan Mata scored against Southampton.

Schwinsteiger isn’t the only injury woe for the Red Devils as it has also been confirmed by England manager Roy Hodgson that Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney didn’t train with the team all week and will miss the game against Estonia, he is also likely to miss England’s final qualifying match against Lithuania.

Hodgson made it clear that it was a precaution stating that Rooney had a lot of “important” Manchester United games ahead. In Schweinsteiger’s absence Manchester United will be able to call upon Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Morgan Schneiderlin and Marouane Fellaini to cover in his position.

The loss of an experienced player like Schweinsteiger may see Manchester United struggle through their next few fixtures which include matches against Crystal Palace as well as local and title rivals Manchester City. The injury is in its infancy so it may not be as bad as many fans fear at the moment.