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Bastian Schweinsteiger charged by FA

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Man Utd midfielder Schweinsteiger Man Utd midfielder Schweinsteiger Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after clashing with West Ham United's Winston Reid.

Schweinsteiger, 31, caught the Hammers defender with his left arm as they contested a free-kick in the 40th minute of Saturday's 0-0 draw.

The Germany international will face a three-match ban if found guilty.

He has until 12:00 GMT on Thursday 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.

"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," said an FA statement.

"For an FA charge to follow the decision by the panel must be unanimous."

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