It all got a bit Mad Max earlier on in the heated match between Manchester United and Bournemouth as Cherries defender Tyrone Mings somehow, some way, managed to evade a red or even yellow card for his stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic
During the match at Old Trafford, with the score currently at 1-1, Bournmouth’s defender Tyrone Mings, who has only recently returned after a long spell on the sidelines, seemed to go in with a head of steam after a thunderous tackle on captain Wayne Rooney in an effort to win the ball back when he stamped on Zlatan’s head.
The footage, as you’ll see below, takes some watching, as you can see the Man United talisman’s head literally bounce off the ground upon contact.
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When the incident was discussed at the half time interval, Jamie Carragher said that he was “not going to criticise the ref for that one” owing to the fact that it would have been extremely difficult to spot in the heat of the moment. However, Carragher did go on to say that Tyrone Mings “deserves a smack for that.”
Luckilly, Zlatan, who seems to be made of some sort of iron or titanium, came out of the incident relatively unscathed, which is a blessing when one considers how bad it could have been.
Seconds later, with the ball in the box, Zlatan swung an elbow into the young Ming’s face.
Jamie Carragher felt certain Ibrahimovic was going to be sent off by referee Kevin Friend and said the official “bottled it” by not showing him a red.
The match currently stands at 1-1, and both Mings and Zlatan could be facing retrospective punishment for their tussles on the turf.