We all know what happened over the weekend, as Manchester United dropped a couple of points at home to AFC Bournemouth; but the game was marred by a couple of horrific incidents. First of all, Tyrone Mings stamped on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s head, before the Swede responded with a nasty-looking elbow.
Now, the FA have confirmed that the 35-year-old has accepted his violent conduct charge and will serve the customary three-game ban immediately. This certainly seems like the logical choice. We all know that Ibrahimovic meant that elbow 100% as a way of extracting revenge.
Obviously, he should know better than to do that, but you do understand it to an extent as Mings could have seriously hurt the 6’5 striker.
He’ll now miss the FA Cup quarter-final game against Chelsea on Monday, followed by Middlesbrough away in the Premier League; before a home game against West Bromwich Albion.
On the plus side, that means in all likelihood that Zlatan will feature in both legs against FC Rostov, which gives us a real good chance at progressing into the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) March 7, 2017