By Andy Hyslop
- Manchester United midfielder Schweinsteiger was charged with violent conduct by the FA last night
- The charge following a clash with West Ham’s Winston Reid
Manchester United midfielder will appeal his FA charge for violent conduct. The charge came following a clash with West Ham’s Winston Reid in Saturday’s 0-0 draw.
Manchester United have until noon on Thursday to lodge an appeal. With the 31 year-old facing a three match ban if found guilty. That would rule him out of United’s Premier League games against Bournemouth, Norwich and Stoke.
Referee Mark Clattenburg spoke to both players in an attempt to calm them down following the incident but didn’t see the alleged incident. Therefore allowing the FA to charge the German captain after three former elite referees reviewed the incident and felt the midfielder should have been sent-off.
After the game both Reid and West Ham manager Bilic were both adamant that Schweinsteiger had elbowed the New Zealand International on purpose.
Schweinsteiger doesn’t believe his actions warrant punishment and has informed the club that he wishes to appeal the charge.
Any suspension for Schweinsteiger would b a further blow to United given the current injurie being suffered by the club. United are already without Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin in the midfield area.
Herrera has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring strain against Watford last month but has confirmed he is close to a return to action after returning to training. The Spaniard has missed the trip to Wolfsburg to stay at Carrington and work on his fitness.