Louis van Gaal has confirmed Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss the trip to Newcastle due to the injury he picked up against Sheffield United.
Speaking to MUTV this afternoon van Gaal said:
“Bastian is injured, that we know,”
“We have seen that because he could not move.”
According to the Dutchman other players also need to be assessed ahead of the trip to the North East, he said,
“That is difficult, because it is so close to the match against Sheffield United,” he said. “We have to recover. Yesterday we recovered but we have to see if the players are still overloaded or not. Until this moment, the players have not arrived so we have to wait and see.
“After I know all the data, I can line up. That is why it is always difficult in a period when we have to play a lot of matches. You have to wait to see how the players are recovering of the load in the match.”