As we told you at the time, Cantona laid down the gauntlet to Zlatan following the Swede’s arrival at United, saying that he would always be the king of Manchester, and that Zlatan could be the prince.
But as Ibrahimovic prepares to start training with Jose Mourinho’s men, it appears that the vacant position of ‘price of Manchester’isn’t really something the former Inter, AC Milan and Barcelona striker is willing to take on.
Speaking to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, via The Mirror, Zlatan replied to Cantona, saying: “I admire Cantona. And I heard what he said.
“But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester.”
The classic quid from Zlatan is exactly what United fans will be looking to hear as the 34-year-old gears up for his first-ever season in the Premier League.
He is currently on an extended break, having represented Sweden at Euro 2016, and will miss United’s tour of China later this month.
However, he is expected to be involved long before United’s Community Shield fixture against Leicester at Wembley on August 7.
What do you make of his comments on Cantona?