Monday 15 July 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic backed for Manchester United move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United have been urged to launch a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the transfer window reopens this summer.

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford several times in his career, and could be tempted to leave PSG if the club fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Louis van Gaal is known to be in the market for a striker as he does not want to pursue a permanent deal for Radamel Falcao.

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And former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Ibrahimovic would be a perfect fit for van Gaal's side as they prepare to mount a more sustained title bid next season.

He told L'Equipe: "What he does with PSG is incredible. He gives so much credibility and visibility to PSG .. This is someone who takes his responsibilities.

"Last summer there were rumours that he would come to Manchester United. I then said that Zlatan was built for the club, he was born to play there.

"It's why Cantona was so strong when he was there, not at Leeds or in all other clubs in France? Why? Because it is Manchester United. In Manchester, there was the freedom given to the players, but also responsibilities.

"We do not care who you are or what you love, we look at what you're doing on the pitch and the influence you have in the club. If you do not respect, you're leaving.

"But you can have any personality. Beckham, Cantona, they could go out and also be at their best. There are hundreds of players who are trying to be a Beckham or Cantona, but do not have the personality, and they fail."

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