Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged with an alleged violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 40th minute of the 0-0 draw on Saturday at Old Trafford on 5 December 2015.
According to the FA on its official website, “The matter was referred to a panel of three former elite referees who each reviewed the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offence.
“For an FA charge to follow the decision by the panel must be unanimous. The player has until 12noon on Thursday 10 December 2015 to reply to the charge.”
Referee Mark Clattenburg spoke to both players after the incident, but did not mention it in his post-match report. If found guilty, the World Cup winner will face a three-match.