Bastian Schweinsteiger to appeal violent conduct charge

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will appeal against his charge of violent conduct after being charged by the FA for allegedly elbowing West Ham defender Winston Reid during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

Schweinsteiger faces a minimum of three games on the sidelines if found guilty of deliberately striking Reid in the throat.

However, PA Sport report that the German plans to contest the charge by appealing before Thursday’s 12pm deadline.

Schweinsteiger’s likely suspension does not and will not affect European fixtures. Therefore, he is available to play in tonight’s huge Champions League clash with Wolfsburg.

 

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