Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to miss Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal on November 19, after picking up his fifth yellow of the season during Sunday’s match with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
As Jose Mourinho’s men prepare to face Arsene Wenger’s side after the international break at Old Trafford, the news will come as a bitter blow to the Red Devils.
Zlatan could not hide his frustration after he was booked for a late challenge on Leroy Fer.
Sky Sport quoted him as saying: “I thought in England we play rough. No? That’s what I heard. Every time I’ve tried to play rough I get a yellow card.”
“I don’t know why he gave me a yellow card. Maybe I was too tired to hear why, but I sacrifice for the team, and if I need to get a yellow I will take it, I have no problems.”
The striker, who scored twice in United’s 3-1 win over Swansea having gone seven without finding the net, says the goals will come if the chances keep arriving.
He added: “No [I was not worried about the run]. As long as you create the chances, which I have been doing.”
“The most important thing is the win, and the goals will come, as long as you create them, you’re there and you keep focus, the goals will come, I’m not worried about that.
Paul Pogba, who has also come under criticism in recent weeks, opened the scoring with a strike he described as one of the best in his career.