Man United Legend Encourages Old Trafford Side to Launch Zlatan Ibrahimovic Bid

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Swede could be the ‘new Cantona’ according to club legend.

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has said that PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born to play for the club and would love to see him make the move to Old Trafford in the near future, the Daily Mail reports.

The Danish stopper has also highlighted what he thinks are similarities between the player and another United legend Eric Cantona, and he believes the 31-year-old can hold a similar sway over supporters should he join David Moyes’ men.

Schmeichel told Swedish paper Expressen: “You’ve got to ask Zlatan why he hasn’t played in England yet, but I’d love to see him at Manchester United.

“I don’t know who he supports, but he’s a born Manchester United player, he would be absolutely brilliant.

“I think our supporters would love him, if he ever made that move, he wouldn’t move again.

“For Zlatan to play the way we love him to play, he has to be Zlatan.

‘We’re a very big football club and we’ve had players behaving in different ways throughout the history of the club.

‘The managers have always been able to handle that and get the maximum out of the players.

“A lot of people are comparing Zlatan with Eric, Eric Cantona. He had a difficult time before he came to United.

“He had 11 clubs in France and a trial at Sheffield Wednesday and Trevor Francis didn’t fancy him and then he had six months at Leeds and Howard Wilkinson didn’t fancy him.

“But then he came to United and the rest is history. He’s arguably the greatest player we’ve ever had.

“I think he’s so suited to the Premier League and he has loads of time left in his career, I hope we see him there.”

Cantona joined United in 1992 when he made the move from Leeds for just £1.2million. There has also been doubts surrounding Ibrahimovic’s future in the French capital since Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani arrived from Napoli last month.

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