Bastian Schweinsteiger unhappy with just a point away at Leicester, but pleased to score

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says he is not happy with only a point from Leicester City, despite the Foxes being top of the table going into the game.

The arrival of Schweinsteiger at United this summer after decades at Bayern Munich saw many delighted with the experience of victory added to the squad. 

He showed it in United's 1-1 draw against Leicester, driving on the side in quiet periods as well as scoring the vital equaliser late in the first half.

Even with Leicester on a great unbeaten run and striker Jamie Vardy scoring in ten consecutive league games going into the fixture, Schweinsteiger, showing his pedigree, was not happy with a draw.

Schweinsteiger not happy with draw

"Why [should United be happy with a point]? We are Manchester United. When you come to Leicester you have to win." Schweinsteiger said after the game.

"I am happy to finally score. It was a very important moment, just before half-time.

"But I am not so happy because we are Manchester United and if you want to win something, you have to win at Leicester. We didn't play well," he added.

While the game at the King Power Stadium was first versus second, the side story, or perhaps the main story, was whether Vardy would break former-United man Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of ten consecutive games scoring. He did so in the first half, latching onto a great ball after escaping from Ashley Young, striking through David De Gea.

"We know the runs that Jamie Vardy tries, so that goal means we're not happy.

"It came from our own corner, and our defence wasn't good. It's very disappointing that we conceded that type of goal." Schweinsteiger explained.

Germany captain Schweinsteiger praises record-breaking Vardy

"Vardy is playing really well and is dangerous," the Germany captain added.

Schweinsteiger equalised with a powerful header, having done well to evade his marker from a corner, in added time of the first half, after Vardy's opener.

"The timing of my goal was good," Schweinsteiger said. "But we are disappointed that we didn't win, we had some chances to score a second. But it's not been easy to play against Leicester this season. 

"We had to create more with the kind of space we had. We have to improve, definitely."

The draw at Leicester leaves United third in the Premier League, one point behind Saturday's opponents. Arsenal, in fourth, play Norwich City away from home on Sunday, knowing that a win will see them leapfrog United into third.

The Reds' next game is at home to West Ham United on December 5th, a 3:00 pm kick-off.