Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologized to fans for picking up a yellow on Sunday in the 3-1 win over Swansea which ensured he will miss United’s next match against Arsenal.

Before the victory, United had endured a torrid time and had been on a run of only two wins in their last seven matches and in their four premier league matches had only been able to get three points. Zlatan himself was having a poor run of form as well scoring only a goal in about six matches.

The big Swede was back to his usual self against Swansea as he scored two goals helping United to victory. During the match he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season and will now have to serve a match ban as punishment for his indiscipline and will have to miss the match against Arsenal.

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Speaking to MUTV Zlantan said “Every time I try to play my game by being strong, and going into the tackles, or whatever it is, I get a yellow card. I don’t know what the explanation was because I think I was too tired and I didn’t hear him [referring to the referee].

“It is what it is. In England, the football is hard, it’s physical. I just have to accept it. I’ve got to be professional. I’m sorry I am suspended for the next game. I wish I wasn’t as it’s a game I really wanted to play in. But I have trust in my team-mates and the team and I know they can do fine also without me.”

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