Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic banned for three matches

Jose Mourinho faced the media in Rostov on Thursday

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Monday's FA Cup quarter final with Chelsea after accepting his violent conduct charge, the FA have confirmed today.

With Ibrahimovic's firepower, it may be doubtful that United can pull past Chelsea and keep fighting for an FA Cup to go along with their EFL Cup.

That means the 35-year-old can still play for United in their Europa League clash at FC Rostov on Thursday March 9.

Mings has also been charged with violent misconduct, but he is yet to be banned. United is sixth in the table, and United fans will not be happy with another season without the Champions League.

The FA suggested that the Bournemouth defender may end up serving a longer suspension than Zlatan, with a three-match ban being described as "clearly insufficient".

Meanwhile, Mings has been charged for the incident before the elbow in which he was seen to land on Ibrahimovic's head with his studs but Bournemouth have stated their intention to appeal.




You can review video and reaction to the incident at this link.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) elbows AFC Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings during a aerial challenge.

Mings could be handed an even longer ban than Ibrahimovic for something ex-England global Jamie Carragher called "disgraceful", yet the 23-year-old had insisted it was merely accidental.

Speaking after the match, both Mings and Ibrahimovic denied any intent.

"It was a good battle, you know exactly what you are going to get playing against him".

"In my situation, I jump up, I jump high", the Swede said. "Many times this occasion happens".

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