United legend Cantona tells Zlatan ‘I’m the king of Manchester’

Date published: Monday 11th July 2016 8:50

Eric Cantona: Welcomes Zlatan to Manchester

Eric Cantona: How different things could have been

Manchester United icon Eric Cantona has described Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to Old Trafford as the ‘best choice he ever made’.

The Frenchman was however quick to remind the Red Devils’ new recruit that he cannot be the king, only the prince.

He said: “I have a personal message for Zlatan: You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made.

“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!”

Ibrahimovic joined United earlier this month after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired, signing a one-year deal earning £200k-per-week according to reports.

The 34-year-old has won the league in Netherlands, Spain, Italy and France, and will be hoping to add England to that list.

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