Manchester United new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic has, in response to legend Eric Cantona, said he will be God of Manchester.
Manchester United legend Cantona had insisted there would only ever be one ruler (king) at the club, saying Ibrahimovic, who signed a one year deal, could become the club’s new prince but would never take his throne.
But Ibrahimovic told Swedish paper Aftonbladet.: “I heard what [Cantona] said and I congratulate him because I have always admired him.
“But he should know that I won’t be king of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester.”
Cantona also told Ibrahimovic that joining United is the best decision the superstar Swede has even made.
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.