I knew Ibrahimovic would come after me - Mings

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The defender clashed with the Manchester United striker several times and, after stamping on his head, was elbowed by the Swede during the first half

Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings says he knew Zlatan Ibrahimovic would retaliate after he stood on his head - an incident he insists was an accident.

Ibra's vicious elbow to cost Man Utd dear

The defender had several encounters with the Manchester United striker during the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday. Mings was thrown to the ground by him off the ball before he stood on Ibrahimovic's head as he lay on the deck after a challenge. The Swedish star then elbowed him in the head as he jumped up to meet a cross from a corner.

Despite the altercations, both were allowed to stay on the pitch, though Andrew Surman was shown a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic.

Mings maintains he had no intention of catching Ibrahimovic, but held no grudges against the "physical" attacker.

"No, [I didn't mean to stand on his head] not at all," he told Sky Sports. "I would never do that - that's not in my game. Hard and fair is how I like to tackle. Off the ball, stuff like that is not in my game.

"He just said: 'Well played, you're a good player' - no he didn't! Look he is who he is - he's a good player, he's a physical player and that's what we had all day. It was a battle. There was maybe an elbow, I didn't see it, I felt it. 

"I had a feeling [he would come after me] for the rest of the game. He's a physical guy and it was a good test."

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