Zlatan was part of the Man United squad that left for Russia on Tuesday. He is set to miss the next three games for United after being charged by the FA Daily Mail
Manchester United striker banned
By Zachary Oguda | Tue 07 Mar, 2017 19:01

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a three match ban by the English Football Association (FA) after accepting a charge of violent conduct.

The Swedish striker was charged with alleged violent conduct by the FA in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday 4 March after camera’s caught him catch Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings with an elbow moments after the defender had appeared to stamp on his head towards the end of the first half.

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Europa League

As confirmed by the club on their official portal, Ibrahimovic will miss the club’s ties against Chelsea, Middlesbrough and West Brom although he will be available in the club’s Europa League ties.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he admitted an FA charge of violent conduct and accepted the standard penalty," a statement from the FA reads.

"It follows an incident in or around the 44th minute of the game between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

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Misconduct

"The misconduct was not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on video," the statement read.

He is due to return in the home game with Everton on April 4 and this will be a huge blow for United with Ibrahimovic having only missed only one league game all season-the 1-1 draw with Arsenal in November.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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