Tyrone Mings 'deserves a smack' for stamp on Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Jamie Carragher

Mings insisted afterwards that he did not intentionally do it

Jack Austin@jackaustin_1
Saturday 04 March 2017 16:38
Mings and Ibrahimovic were at each other throughout the match
Mings and Ibrahimovic were at each other throughout the match

Jamie Carragher has hit out at Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings for his part in an altercation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he appeared to stamp on the head of the Manchester United striker.

The pair had tussled for large parts of the first half as United were held 1-1 at Old Trafford in a frustrating afternoon for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Mings and Ibrahimovic first clashed when the former PSG man appeared to wrestle the left-back to the ground and, as half time approached, it got even more heated between the pair.

Wayne Rooney inadvertently tripped over Ibrahimovic and as Mings went to vault over the 35-year-old, his left foot raked down the side of the United man’s head.

Ibrahimovic appeared to take his revenge at the resulting corner by elbowing Mings hard in the side of the head – an incident which led to Andrew Surman getting sent off for pushing the Swede – but Carragher labelled the Cherries’ defender as “disgraceful”.

"The one from Mings is just horrific and he deserves a smack for that," said Carragher.

"It's an absolute disgrace. You go back to when you’re a kid if someone stamps on your head, you’d want to get them back."

Fellow Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry agreed and admitted he could see why Ibrahimovic felt the need to get some sort of retribution.

"It makes you understand why Zlatan did what he did after. If someone did it to me, unfortunately you’re gonna try to do something back to the man," said the former Arsenal striker.

"It looks like he meant it, for me."

Manchester United vs Bournemouth: Tyrone Mings stamps on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Mings denied the stamp was deliberate in the aftermath of the game and insisted in was an accidental collision.

"No I didnt mean to [stamp], I would never do that. It's not in my game: hard and fair is how I like to play," he said.

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