Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted a three-match ban for violent conduct following his incident with AFC Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings on Saturday.
The 35-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford back in July on a free transfer after leaving Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain last term, admits to elbowing the Cherries defender during the weekend’s 1-1 Premier League draw at The Theatre of Dreams.
Ibrahimovic, who netted twice in the club’s 2017 EFL Cup final triumph earlier this month, has impressively scored 26 goals and provided seven assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for The Red Devils so far this season.
As a result, the Football Association have slapped the Swedish striker with a three-match ban, meaning the United star will miss Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as well as the Premier League games against Middlesbrough and West Brom respectively.
Ibrahimovic will however still be able to feature in both of United’s UEFA Europa League Round of 16 legs against FC Rostov.
Bournemouth’s Mings was also charged with violent conduct by the FA, after appearing to stamp on Ibrahimovic during Saturday’s game, although The Cherries have said they will appeal against the player’s charge.