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09th Oct 2015

Irish pundit makes laughable claim about Bastian Schweinsteiger

Matt Stanger

It was a fantastic night for Ireland on Thursday as they beat World Champions Germany to close in on a place at Euro 2016, but amid all the excitement one TV pundit went a little over the top…

If you’re already familiar with Eamon Dunphy – the former Ireland international who also penned Roy Keane’s first autobiography – then you’ll be well aware of his penchant for controversial opinions.

And Thursday night was no different.

After Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was in line to pick up his 114th cap, pulled up in the pre-match warm-up, RTE pundit Dunphy laughably claimed: “We’ve seen Schweinsteiger at United. He doesn’t have the legs anymore.

“He shouldn’t be out there…he should be out at anywhere late at night.”

It’s a great line, to be fair.

Schweinsteiger now faces a race against time to be fit for United’s Premier League trip to Everton, with Louis van Gaal no doubt sweating on the extent of the 31-year-old’s injury.