But the 34-year-old hit back in his usual fashion.
“I admire Cantona and I heard what he said,” Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
“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.