Tyrone Mings discusses his role in Ibrahimovic flashpoints

The two battled in a number of incidents between Manchester United and Bournemouth

Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, elbow, Bournemouth, Tyrone Mings

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) elbows AFC Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings during a aerial challenge. Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings says he did not mean to stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a tempestuous Premier League fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Mings caught Ibrahimovic's head with his boot in one of numerous incidents between both sides during the game.

But speaking to Sky Sports at full time, Mings denied that there was any intention to stamp on the Man United striker's head and said: "Not at all. I would never do that. That's not in my game. Hard and fair is how I like to tackle but off the ball stuff like that isn't in my game.

"He is who he is, he's a good player, he's a physical player. I knew what sort of battle I was going to be in for coming here. And that's what we had all day, it was a battle."

Mings also played down the moment when he was caught by an Ibrahimovic elbow shortly after the first incident.

"There was maybe an elbow when the ball came in after, I didn't see it, I felt it. But what happened after that with Surman getting sent off, I didn't see it."

Mings' Bournemouth team-mate Surman was shown a second yellow card for pushing Ibrahimovic to the ground.