clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Manchester United international duty - how did Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin play?

New, comments

How did Manchester United players Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Anthony Martial get on in their international games this weekend?

Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images

Bastian Schweinsteiger was part of the German side which Poland 3-1 on Friday night. It was a slightly flattering result, in that despite controlling the game with possession for much of the match, it was only in the last 10 minutes, when Germany scored their third, could they relax.

The most impressive part of Germany's performance was Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller's attacking contribution, but Schweinsteiger will be relatively content with his performance.

He played in the same deep midfield position that he does for Manchester United this season, and maintained a reasonable shield in front of the back four. He was vulnerable to the occasional counter-attack, but his tackles and fouling (and there were a few, he was eventually booked) meant that Poland were rarely able to put together fluent attacking moves. His passing and vision was able to launch a few Germany attacks, and it will have been a familiar performance for most United fans.

Most encouragingly, Schweinsteiger played the 90 minutes, as he continues to back up that there are no long-term concerns over his fitness.

Elsewhere, Morgan Schneiderlin played the second half of France's 1-0 victory over Portugal as they prepared for their chance as hosts of Euro 2016, and by all accounts was an effective part of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo and co from scoring. Anthony Martial had a quarter of an hour after coming on as a sub for France, but had little time to make an impression.

In Argentina, Sergio Romero kept a clean sheet for his country during their 7-0 win over Bolivia. Marcos Rojo was an unused sub.