Man United star to appeal FA violent conduct charge

Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger will appeal his FA charge for violent conduct, report the Daily Mail.

The charge relates to an incident during Saturday’s bore draw with West Ham at Old Trafford, where the German dynamo appeared to elbow Hammers defender Winston Reid in the face.

The 31-year old has until 12pm on Thursday to make his appeal, with a decision likely to be made ahead of the Red Devils’ clash away at Bournemouth this Saturday.

If found guilty, the former Bayern Munich legend will face an automatic retrospective three game ban for the apparent violent conduct.

The coming together took place during some tight marking preceding a free-kick on the edge of the West Ham penalty area just before half-time.

Referee Mark Clattenburg spoke to both the World Cup winner and the New Zealand international before deciding to take no further action.

The defender believes his opponent intentionally meant to strike him and thinks he should have been dismissed.

‘It was a red card. He knows what he’s done – he’s elbowed me in the face’, stated the 27-year old.