WATCH: Bastian Schweinsteiger scores with a clever goal on his return to Manchester United 5 years ago

WATCH: Bastian Schweinsteiger scores with a clever goal on his return to Manchester United

Bastian Schweinsteiger made his first start for Manchester United in over a year against Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon.

The German midfielder last started for the club on January 9, 2016, in an FA Cup tie against Sheffield United at Old Trafford.

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After being out of action for long, it was no surprise that Schweinsteiger began the game looking rusty.

However, the 32-year-old set-up United's opening goal with a pinpoint cross to Marouane Fellaini just before half-time.

Schweinsteiger rounded-out United's 4-0 victory with a clever finish late in the game, helping secure the team's place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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United fans and many on social media were delighted for the former Bayern Munich midfielder, who was frozen-out of United's first-team by manager Jose Mourinho at the start of the season.

Many also said he deserved the man of the match award.

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