Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic charged with violent conduct

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Manchester United Football Club drew 1-1 with AFC Bournemouth at the weekend, with Jose Mourinho’s side dropping more points at home. The Red Devils didn’t look all that convincing in an attacking sense and the visitors more than deserved their point.

The game was marred by an ongoing battle between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings, as the pair were going at each other for the duration of the game. Now, the FA have confirmed that both have been hit with a violent conduct charge.

It looks as though our 35-year-old striker is going to get hit with a three-game suspension then, meaning he will miss the matches against Chelsea, Middlesbrough and West Brom.

The Football Association also added that the usual three-game punishment will be ‘insufficient’ when it comes to Mings’ attempted stamp on Ibrahimovic’s head. So it sounds like he’ll get hit with an even lengthier ban, although this hasn’t been confirmed.

To be honest this is the right decision. It must’ve been hard for Ibrahimovic and you really cannot blame him for reacting. To lose him for three games will be tough, but it gives the gaffer a chance to look at either Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford as the main striker.

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