clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bastian Schweinsteiger faces three-match ban after Louis van Gaal criticism

New, comments

Manchester United midfielder could be banned for three matches for elbowing Winston Reid at the weekend, and Louis van Gaal has criticised the midfielder's performances.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

In the West Ham game, Bastian Schweinsteiger lashed out at Winston Reid as the two tussled for a set piece. It appeared that Schweinsteiger deliberately tried to elbow or force his arm at Reid, and there's a chance he could be banned for three matches as the referee did nothing about it. If he is banned for such a time, when Ander Herrera is out and Morgan Schneiderlin ias possibly injured too, then he's a clown. That's in the Mirror.

Louis van Gaal has decided, in the Manchester Evening News, that now is a good time to have a pop at Schweinsteiger for his poor form. Let's be realistic, he's played perfectly well given the instructions he's given, along with the rest of the side, and Van Gaal needs to stop publicly criticising players because it would legitimise them saying to the press, in the open, just what they think of him. I'm not sure he'd be a fan of that.

As United were struggling to break down West Ham, James Wilson scored an excellent goal for Brighton as he made his full debut. Chris Hughton has been talking him up in the Mail.

Prepositions are important. In the Telegraph, they say that United will start looking for Van Gaal's successor in the summer. How much better it would be if that read for the summer? Though the Guardian phrase it slightly differently, in that they say United will start talks with Van Gaal in the new year over what's going to happen. Please please please please.