Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit with three-match FA ban for violent conduct

The Swede will now miss United's crucial FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea on Monday as well as Premier League clashes with Middlesbrough and West Brom in April

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​Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for three matches after he accepted a Football Assocation charge for violent conduct.

The Manchester United striker caught Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings with his elbow, an incident referee Kevin Friend didn't deem worthy of a booking during Saturday's game.

The Swede will now miss United's crucial FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea on Monday as well as Premier League clashes with Middlesbrough and West Brom in April.

An FA statement read: "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.

"It follows an incident in or around the 44th minute of the game between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth on Saturday (4 March 2017).

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

Mings is yet to respond to his own charge and has until 6pm on Tuesday to do so with a lengthy ban likely.

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