Schweinsteiger caught out his left arm and stuck Reid within the throat as each gamers jostled for place within the build-up to a first-half free-kick.
Referee Mark Clattenburg spoke to each gamers to calm them down, however didn’t see the obvious elbow and it used to be subsequently now not discussed in his post-match document.
That left the FA loose to punish the midfielder retrospectively.
An FA remark learn: “Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged for an alleged act of violent behavior which used to be now not noticed through the tournament officers however stuck on video.
“The Manchester United midfielder used to be fascinated with an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid within the 40th minute of the sport on Saturday (December five, 2015).
“The topic used to be referred to a panel of 3 former elite referees who each and every reviewed the video pictures independently of each other to decide whether or not they thought to be it a sending-off offence.
“For an FA price to practice the verdict through the panel will have to be unanimous.
“The participant has till 12 midday on Thursday 10 December 2015 to respond to the rate.”
The 31-year-old is dealing with a three-match ban if discovered accountable.
Already hampered through a long damage record, United can not have the funds for to lose the influential participant for his or her subsequent 3 league video games, that are towards Bournemouth, Norwich and Stoke.
Schweinsteiger used to be avoided from talking concerning the incident at United’s pre-match press convention in Wolfsburg on Monday night.
“We are right here to speak about the sport,” a United respectable stated when a reporter requested the German concerning the conflict with Reid.
The West Ham defender insisted on Saturday that the elbow used to be intentional.
“He is aware of what he is achieved – he is elbowed me within the face,” Reid stated after the sport.
And West Ham supervisor Slaven Bilic insisted the participant will have to were despatched off.
He stated: “It is a transparent purple card
A immediately pink with none doubts
It used to be a second of insanity.
“He deserved to be despatched off, however the referee informed me he did not see it
Truthful sufficient, I consider it
It used to be an elbow.”
Supply : PA
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