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Watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger Scores His First Goal Of The Season With A Classy Overhead Kick

In what could turn out to be one of his final appearances for Manchester United, Bastian Schweinsteiger is determined to go out with a bang.

The formerly-ostracised midfielder was handed his first start for José Mourinho’s side on Sunday in an FA Cup fourth round tie against Wigan at Old Trafford, and the German was in the thick of the action throughout.

Having supplied an assist for Marouane Fellaini’s opener just before half time, Schweinsteiger got on the scoresheet himself late on with his first Old Trafford goal for the club, carrying out a tidy overhead finish in the closing stages.

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With ten minutes remaining, Wayne Rooney supplied the corner, Ander Herrera with the knockdown, and Schweinsteiger did extremely well to contort his body and hook the ball over his shoulder and give Wigan goalkeeper no chance, rounding out the scoring in a comfortable 4-0 win.

Schweinsteiger was a surprise choice to start in Man United’s midfield on Sunday afternoon, but he has definitely shown Mourinho that he can still provide solid performances in the starting eleven.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on January 29, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

That being said, the fact that his appearances so far have been limited to the cups mean that he still has some way to go before he is considered for league action. He may, however, be included in the squad for the latter stages of the Europa League next month.

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