“But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester.”
Cantona had said: “I have a personal message for Zlatan: You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made.
“Just one last thing, there can only be one king in Manchester. You can be the prince if you want to. And the No.7 is yours if you are interested. That is my welcome gift to you… The king is gone! Long live the prince!”
Ibrahimovic, 34, has signed a 12-month contract worth £275,000-a-week and is Jose Mourinho’s marquee signing so far this summer.