Zlatan Ibrahimovic banned for three games after admitting FA violent conduct charge
By Stephen Turner
Last Updated: 08/03/17 9:22am
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will serve a three-match ban after admitting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.
The Manchester United striker was charged with elbowing Tyrone Mings at Old Trafford on Saturday moments after the Bournemouth defender stood on his head.
Ibrahimovic initially claimed Mings had "jumped into" his elbow, but he has opted against fighting the charge and will begin a domestic suspension with immediate effect.
The ban deprives United of their top scorer for Monday night's FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea and Premier League games against Middlesbrough and West Brom.
The Swede's availability for the Europa League tie against FC Rostov is unaffected.
Mings was also charged in the aftermath of Saturday's 1-1 draw and has chosen to appeal, with the FA arguing his alleged offence is worth more than the standard three-match suspension.