Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Swansea on Sunday, but the Swede was left frustrated after picking up his fourth yellow card of the season, fifth in all domestic competitions, which means he will miss out on the game against Arsenal after the international break.
Ibrahimovic scored twice in the first half to extend the lead for the away side after Paul Pogba had given United the lead after 15 minutes. His first goal came in the 21st minute and the second in the 33rd minute, and brought his season total up to six goals in the league play.
The Swede picked up a yellow card in the 76th minute which meant that he will miss the game against Arsenal after the international break. Ibrahimovic took a dig at the referees in the league after the game as he was frustrated to miss out on the big game against the Gunners.
“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,” Ibrahimovic said.
“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.”
Ibrahimovic had gone six games without scoring, but said the drought hadn’t bothered him.
“No [I was not worried about the run]. As long as you create the chances, which I have been doing,” Ibrahimovic said.
“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.”