And the Swede was then at the centre of the flashpoints before half-time.
He was stamped on the head by Mings, then clearly elbowed the Bournemouth defender from a corner.
That prompted Surman to push the United striker to the ground for his second yellow card, having earlier been booked for a foul on Luke Shaw.
Referee Kevin Friend appeared to have forgotten about that and it was two minutes 40 seconds later, while arguments raged and the game was stopped, before he sent off the Bournemouth midfielder.
United were awarded a penalty when Adam Smith was ruled to have handled when Pogba attempted to hook the ball into the goalmouth.
But Boruc dived to his right to superbly keep out Ibrahimovic’s spot-kick.