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30th Nov 2016

The sight of Bastian Schweinsteiger made an awful lot of supporters emotional

A deafening ovation.

Darragh Murphy

He’s back!

More than eight months after his last appearance for Manchester United, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s feet graced the Old Trafford turf once more as he came off the bench towards the end of the Red Devils’ 4-1 victory over West Ham on Wednesday night.

The veteran midfielder, who was told in no uncertain terms by Jose Mourinho that he had no future at the club, was given a rare chance when he replaced Anthony Martial with five minutes remaining.

The ovation Schweinsteiger received was just as loud as the roars that accompanied each of the four goals scored by the home side as United supporters were thrilled to see the World Cup winner, who has been nothing but professional and supportive in spite of the lack of opportunities afforded to him this season, return to the fold.