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I will be God of Manchester: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester, July 18: Manchester United's biggest coup this season was the signing of Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a free transfer.

The star striker was welcomed with open arms by the overwhelming Manchester United fans as they went berserk with the signing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) in action for Sweden in the Euro 2016

Not only the fans, club legend Eric Cantona, who used to rule at Old Trafford during the 90s, welcomed Zlatan in grand manner.

Cantona or 'King Cantona' as he is popularly known as in the club 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!"

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To the French legend's welcome message, Zlatan has finally responded and his response is in typical Zlatan style.

The striker quoted by FIFA, said: "I admire Cantona. And I heard what he said," Ibrahimovic said. "But I won't be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester."

Manchester United will begin their Premier League journey on 14th August against AFC Bournemouth under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Other than Zlatan, United have signed defender Eric Bailly and attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


Story first published: Monday, July 18, 2016, 17:38 [IST]
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