- Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Nedum Onuoha were involved in a tense face-off on the pitch
- Swedish forward Ibrahimovic was booked for a foul on Onuoha
- Ibrahimovic went to apologise to Onuoha after the match in the dressing room but he refused refused accepting the apology
Swedish legend and LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been slammed by Real Salt Lake's Nedum Onuoha for threatening him during their MLS clash last night – despite an apology after the match in the dressing room.
According to UK Sun report, the big Swede was caught on camera holding the former Man City ace round the face with his arm during the game, forcing the Nigerian-born defender to square up to him.
Ibrahimovic received a caution for the offence, with Onuoha then suggesting that the 37-year-old, also threatened him throughout the remaining minutes of the game.
The ex-Manchester United man went ahead to net the match winner, before running to the centre-back to celebrate before Onuoha.
Speaking moments after the match, the 32-year-old Onuoha, said: "He came in to apologise after the game, because from 60 minutes in, he's saying he's going to do me, he's going to hurt me for that game.
"This is a guy who is the face of MLS, as he calls himself, and he plays that way on the field.
"If someone comes in and says that to me, I'm not going to accept his apology. It's unacceptable."
On his part, Ibrahimovic didn’t not sound troubled by his behaviour during the match while speaking in his post-match interview.
"I like to feel alive. I like when it becomes duels and that because sometimes, not that I fall asleep, but I don't feel alive if it
“They need to activate me or else it becomes too easy. I know me. When I get angry I feel good."
Reacting on the incident, one fan tweeted: "Zlatan has gotten his way his entire career. It is refreshing to see someone like Onuoha stand up for himself and his team. Bravo."
Another fan said: "Zlatan has to accept he’s out of order he has to be punished for this. He’s a great personality, but over steps the mark at times."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the English Premier League is the most overrated league in top European competitions.
The Swede spent about one and a half season at Manchester United and won an Europa League and one EFL Cup during his first season at Old Trafford.
He scored 17 goals in 28 appearances for the Red Devils during his first season at the club, but injury stopped him from reigning in the second season at the club.
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