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Schweinsteiger set to face Hammers

2016-11-30 15:00
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Formerly exiled Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is reportedly set to play against West Ham United in Wednesday's EFL Cup quarter-final clash at Old Trafford.

The German has not played a minute of first-team football under manager Jose Mourinho but Sky Sports report that the Portuguese will have no issue with selecting him against the Hammers.

The 121-cap ex-Germany international was on the bench for the 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League last weekend. It appears that Schweinsteiger has had a change of fortune with the Red Devils, and is now back in favour.

The 32-year-old is said to have impressed Mourinho and his coaching staff with his positive attitude, work ethic and quality on the training ground, and looks set to face the Slaven Bilic-coached outfit.

The player seemingly had no future with the English giants after being told to train with the reserves, and being left out of the club's Europa League squad.

However, with Paul Pogba and Maroaune Fellaini suspended on Wednesday night - it seems he may have a second chance with United.

United will be out for revenge as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham despite dominating the game. Mourinho's men will be looking to change their fortune in front of goal in tonight's encounter.

Kick off is at 22:00.

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