Summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has given Manchester United an injury boost by saying he expects to be fully fit very soon.
The 31-year-old midfielder, who joined United in a £14.4m move from Bayern Munich last month, made his Red Devils debut with a 30-minute cameo in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
He is confident that he will be able to make his first start for the 20-time champions of England in the next few weeks.
“It’s fine. I had three or four days in America where I had this injury and it was not so good for my rhythm,” Schweinsteiger told United’s club website.
“Now I feel much better and also the game was very important to play 30 minutes.
“The training sessions are very important for me, too. I’m getting better and I hope I will be 100 per cent fit in the next week.”
United visit Aston Villa tomorrow night, before hosting Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Bayern boss Pep Guardiola recently said that Schweinsteiger had not been in “good condition” for the last three years.
However, Guardiola also said that he expected Schweinsteiger to do well at Old Trafford.