'Schweinsteiger happier now'

2016-06-07 14:42
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has noted that Bastian Schweinsteiger looks more content in the Euro 2016 squad than at Manchester United.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has struggled with a knee injury since moving to Old Trafford last year, making only 18 appearances for the Red Devils.

The injury has also caused speculation over the extent of his involvement in Joachim Low's plans. However, a 24-minute outing in Monday's win over Hungary will go a long way towards restoring faith in his abilities.

Beckenbauer expressed his confidence that the tournament will see the best of Schweinsteiger, telling Bild: "Bastian has surprised me.

"He was stronger than expected in his 24 minutes against Hungary. He showed great joy of playing and also spiritual motivation.

"We all know how strong his will can be. We all remember his bloody face in the last minutes of World Cup final. This we will see again.

"Why? Because he is away from the problems at Manchester. I guess he is feeling really comfortable in the Germany squad."

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