Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he will be ‘God of Manchester United’ after Old Trafford legend, Eric Cantona claimed to be the only ‘king’ of the 20 times Premier League champions.
Ibrahimovic was welcomed to Manchester United by Cantona who told him that they can be only one ‘king’ at the club.
The Swedish striker famously said “I came like a king, I left like a legend,” after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
After his signing for United, Ibrahimovic was welcomed by Cantona with a video message.
“I have a personal message for Zlatan: You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made,” Cantona said.
“When you walk into the Theatre of Dreams. When you can feel the ghosts of the legends that have been here before.
“When you score that first goal right in front of Stretford End. When you hear the crowd chanting your name.
“When your heart beats so strong that it bursts out of your chest. When you feel that you will love them as much as they will love you.
“You will know, my friend, that you finally made it home.
“Just one last thing, there can only be one King in Manchester. You can be the Prince if you want to. And the number 7 is yours if you are interested. That is my welcome gift to you…The King is gone! Long live the Prince!
The striker reacting to King Cantona’s claims, says he will be ‘God of Manchester United’.
“I admire Cantona. And I heard what he said,” Ibrahimovic is reported to say by Swedish paper, Aftonbladet.
“But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester.”