Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger faces a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham midfielder Winston Reid in a disappointing 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) December 7, 2015
The Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal was dealt another huge blow after the veteran midfielder would be on the receiving end of a retrospective ban.
The 31-year-old Germany international signed for Man United from Bayern Munich in the summer, and has appeared in 14 league games this season so far.
Meanwhile, Manchester United fans had a mixed reaction to the news.
Schweinsteiger will be suspended vs BOU (A) NOR (H) STO (A) He returns vs CHE (H) Pathetic @FA the referee saw and dealt with it.
— James (@JamesMUFC77) December 7, 2015
Bastian Schweinsteiger to contest his three match ban, which will mean it’ll be increased to four and he’ll enjoy a winter break as per 🇩🇪
— Pug (@Tigermilk20) December 8, 2015
If Schweinsteiger gets charged for that, then the FA are a joke
— Sohail Ibn Mas’ud (@Sohail_I_M) December 8, 2015
— Adam Joseph (@adamjoseph_27) December 7, 2015
I can’t see Schweinsteiger winning his appeal so he’ll probably miss our next three games
— Nathan (@michaelxavick) December 8, 2015