Van Gaal Upbeat About Rooney, Young, Shaw; Unhappy For Bastian

Van Gaal Upbeat About Rooney, Young, Shaw; Unhappy For Bastian

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Friday admitted that Bastian Schweinsteiger will find it tough to be fit for Euro 2016 after being injured in training ahead of Germany's friendly defeat to England.

"Bastian has a tragic injury," the Dutchman began during his Friday press conference.

"The expectations are not so good in relation to Euros. He has to work hard for it. He wants to play and I hope he can reach that. It shall be difficult."

The Manchester United boss also delivered positive injury news on a number of key players, including Wayne Rooney, who is still recovering from his knee problems, and revealed that Luke Shaw, who has been out since September with a leg break, will be back in training next week.

"He's [Rooney] doing great. He trained today at a lower level with the ball and will probably play an Under-21s match before he comes back.

"Luke Shaw will be back on the training pitch on Monday with the physio.

"Ander Herrera and Ashley Young are coming back. Young and Adnan Januzaj played with the Reserves in a match on the Friday of the international break."

Manchester United won the local derby against Manchester City before the break, and will be looking to pick up from where they left when they host Everton on Sunday.

Kick off is 4pm Nigerian time.
United are sixth in the Premier League table with 50 points while Everton occupy 12th place with 38 points, two points short of the guaranteed 40 to stay in the top flight.