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Zlatan Ibrahimovic born for Manchester United, says Schmeichel

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Former Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born to be a United player - despite the Swedish international having never played in England. 

The former Red Devils goalkeeper Schmeichel, 49, has also hinted at the likeness between the Paris Saint-Germain striker and former United teammate Eric Cantona and claims the 31-year-old can make an impact similar to the Frenchman. 

“You’ve got to ask why Zlatan hasn’t played in England yet, but I’d love to see him at Manchester United. 

“I think he’s so suited to the Premier League and he has loads of time left in his career, I hope we see him there. 

“I don’t know who he supports, but he’s a born Manchester United player, he would be absolutely brilliant – our supporters would love him,” Schmeichel told Swedish paper Expressen.

The superstar has played in a number of countries throughout his footballing tenure, including Spain, Italy and now France, but a move to England has never materialised. 

Having won 13 out of 20 Barclays Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils will now look to establish a new era under new manager David Moyes. 

The Danish Schmeichel returned to the club as an ambassador last year and believes former manager Ferguson will fully support the new man in charge.

“I don’t think Sir Alex will be that involved, he will keep a very low profile. He appreciates how difficult a position David Moyes is in. 

“He will not interfere whatsoever, but he’s there to support Moysey if he needs him. I don’t think you’ll see Sir Alex out there, but he will be at the games for sure,” he said.

Moyes' first competitive game in charge of the Red Devils will be against Wigan on August 11 in the Community Shield at Wembley. 

 

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