Manchester United keeper O'Hara hit with a six-game ban 
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Manchester United keeper O'Hara hit with a six-game ban 

Manchester United goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara, who is on loan at League One side Burton Albion, has been hit with a six-game ban after being found guilty of biting an opponent. 

O'Hara was in action for Burton when he appeared to bite midfielder Sam Szmodics during a corner set-piece. Despite the incident, the Irish wasn't punished during the match but was later hit with a charge of violent conduct after the game. 

"An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Kieran O’Hara for six matches with immediate effect and fined him £2,500 for a breach of FA Rule E3," a statement from the FA read. 

"The Burton Albion FC goalkeeper denied that his behaviour during the 44th minute of an EFL League One fixture against Peterborough United FC on Saturday 29 February 2020 amounted to violent and/or improper conduct but the charge was subsequently found proven."

"The Independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons will be published in due course."

The 23-year-old will have the opportunity to appeal the decision, but if the suspension stands he will be out of action until April.