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WATCH: 'He jumped into my elbow' - Zlatan Ibrahimovic on controversial clashes with Tyrone Mings

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Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashes in the air with Bournemouth's defender Tyrone Mings

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashes in the air with Bournemouth's defender Tyrone Mings

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Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashes in the air with Bournemouth's defender Tyrone Mings

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that an incident where he appeared to elbow Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings during today's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford was accidental.

Ibrahimovic's failure from the spot in the second half could be compounded by a spell on the sidelines after 10-man Bournemouth secured a memorable point.

Ugly scenes and poor officiating overshadowed a thrilling lunchtime encounter as Marcos Rojo's first ever Premier League goal was cancelled out by Josh King's penalty as the first half ended chaotically.

Andrew Surman received the first red card of his career - awarded once blundering referee Kevin Friend realised he had booked the Bournemouth captain twice - having reacted angrily to Ibrahimovic's elbow on Tyrone Mings, who moments earlier stamped - inadvertently or otherwise - on the United striker.

Zlatan refused to comment on the controversial incidents.

"What happens on the field, stays on the field," he said.

"The game is hard, what happened... happened. That's the way it is."

Asked if they both were fortunate not to be sent off, he added: "You have the TV, you can see the images.

"In my situation, I jump up high and at the same time I try to protect myself and unlucky, he jumps into me. he jumps into my elbow.

"Many times these occasions happen. I hope he didn't get injured."

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