Bastian Schweinsteiger will sit out three games.

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger gets three-match ban from FA

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match suspension, the governing body has announced.

The German international stuck out his left arm and caught West Ham defender Winston Reid in the throat as both players jostled for position from a first-half free-kick during the goalless draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The incident was not mentioned in referee Mark Clattenburg's post-match report as he did not see the clash, leaving the FA free to punish Schweinsteiger retrospectively.

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