Monday 22 January 2018

Confirmed - Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic accepts FA charge and three-match ban

Tyrone Mings (left) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) clashed on Saturday
Tyrone Mings (left) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) clashed on Saturday
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted a charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match ban with immediate effect, the Football Association has announced.

Bournemouth will contest Tyrone Mings' alleged violent conduct charge and the Football Association's recommendation he serves a longer ban, Press Association Sport understands.

The 23-year-old Cherries player and Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic were both charged on Monday for incidents in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, where Mings' left boot landed on the head of the 35-year-old before the Swede's elbow struck the defender in the face.

In announcing the charges, the FA argued that the standard three-match ban Mings would serve was "clearly insufficient", and Press Association Sport understands Bournemouth intend to challenge the suggestion of an increased suspension.

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