Ibrahimovic could be hit with a three-match ban-the suspension he would have received had Friend seen the offence and sent him off on Saturday-which puts him at risk of missing United's upcoming fixture slate.
Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings are both charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.
Despite the vast majority of onlookers' view to the contrary Mings claimed he never meant to cause Ibrahimovic any harm.
Both players have until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.
An FA statement read: "Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings have both been charged with alleged violent conduct following the Manchester United versus AFC Bournemouth game on Saturday (4 March 2017)". A panel of three former elite referees watched the footage independently and unanimously agreed charges should be brought.
"Furthermore, the FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment that would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed by the Bournemouth defender is "clearly insufficient".
Mings left Ibrahimovic with a cut to the side of his head when he tried to hurdle over the Swede and teammate Wayne Rooney as they lay on the floor.
Bournemouth's Andrew Surman was sent off in the aftermath of the 44th-minute incidents, but the visitors held out for a 1-1 draw as Ibrahimovic missed a late penalty.
Speaking after the game, Ibrahimovic denied any intent and claimed that Mings had simply jumped into his elbow. I knew what sort of battle I was going to be in for coming here.
When asked about the possibility of retrospective action after the game at the weekend, Ibrahimovic had said: "I respect every decision". "I'm not someone who attacks someone off the field".
Mings could be handed an even longer ban than Ibrahimovic for something ex-England global Jamie Carragher called "disgraceful", yet the 23-year-old had insisted it was merely accidental.
"They have time to slow it down and look at it from different angles. Hard and fair is how I like to tackle".
"There was blood everywhere and I remember saying to Bright; Okay, if that's the way you want to play it, then you are having some back".