Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised for being suspended against Arsenal but has backed his team-mates to cope.
The Swede was issued his fifth yellow card of the season in the 3-1 win against Swansea and must now serve a one-match ban as punishment for his poor discipline.
“You know what?” he told MUTV. “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 [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.”