Gary Neville: Tyrone Mings 100% meant to stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

by Sam Peoples

Gary Neville is confused by the Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic situation because he feels there is no doubt of Mings’ intention to stamp on the Swedish striker.

Ibrahimovic and Mings were involved in an altercation just before half-time in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth that saw Mings stamp on Zlatan’s head before he then elbowed him in the face when defending a corner.

While Mings might be denying any intention in the incident, Neville thinks it is clear exactly what we was trying to do.

Sometimes in football there are grey areas but this is one of those clean cut incidents as far as I am concerned. Mings looked down at Ibrahimovic before he stamped on him and it is obvious he knew exactly what he was doing, whether or not he cares to admit it.

Ibrahimovic probably deserves further punishment for his elbow on Mings as well and the pair are at risk of a ban for violent conduct but there really is no place in football for stamps. Elbows are commonplace, players lash out, but to stamp on somebody’s head like that was sickening and I am in Neville’s boat here – Mings didn’t do it by accident.

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