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Fans react to Schweinsteiger's tweet about return to Man Utd training

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Whether a pre-planned move or a reaction to Saturday's disappointing 0-0 draw with Burnley, Manchester United's Monday training sessions saw the surprise return of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The German World Cup winner has been an isolated figure at Old Trafford recently and has been training with the Under-23 squad since the early weeks of the season.

There was little explanation for Jose Mourinho's decision to exile the veteran midfielder and, as yet, the Portuguese manager hasn't given a reason for Schweinsteiger's return to the first-team fold today. The player himself, though, has updated his fans with a positive post on social media.

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Schweinsteiger has been no stranger to sending out United related tweets in recent months, often posting messages of support for his teammates on game day as he continued to be left out in the cold.

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Monday's update, then, makes a refreshing change for both the former Germany captain and fans who have been desperate to see the 32-year-old more involved in Mourinho's plans.

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Although Schweinsteiger's 11-word tweet was a fairly simple one it didn't stop fans reacting with messages of support and encouragement at the unexpected turn of events.

As you can see, there is a growing movement amongst some sections of United support that would like to see Schweinsteiger given an opportunity in the Red Devils midfield.

Not everyone was quite as confident as the veteran that wins are around the corner, however...

Of course, just because the former Bayern Munich star has been allowed back to train with the likes of Paul Pogba and co., it doesn't mean he will be partnering the Frenchman in the centre of the park in United's next fixture.

Right direction

Nevertheless, Monday's training session is a step in the right direction for a man who's future at Old Trafford has looked increasingly bleak over recent days.

Only last week, Schweinsteiger was left out of the club's official team photo and, just days later, reports surfaced claiming that the midfielder had been barred from appearing in any reserve fixtures.

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It will be interesting to see whether Mourinho is willing to backtrack on his previous claims that the German didn't figure in his first-team plans this season.

With just one win in their last seven Premier League outings, the Portuguese manager might, though, be willing to go back on his word in order to find an answer to United's worrying dip in form.

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