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Ibrahimovic is close to sealing a move to United.

Roy Keane: Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be Manchester United's new Eric Cantona

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Some two weeks on from Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Manchester United and excitement continues to swirl around the Portuguese.

Eric Bailly became his first signing at Old Trafford earlier this week, completing a £30 million move from Villarreal and marking the start of a squad overhaul.

A number of other signings are expected in the coming months, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic particularly tipped to arrive on a free transfer when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the end of the month.

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And it would seem United legend Roy Keane is a big admirer of the towering striker and believes he can emulate one of the club’s greatest players: Eric Cantona.

He said, per the Daily Mail: “Of course he is a good fit for United, he’s a good player.

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“They’re big characters, clearly, whatever you say about Cantona, he was a popular lad, and I get the impression Ibrahimovic is the same.

“Whatever about his playing career, you hear from his teammates and he seems to be a bit of a character, and you can see that in the way he plays.

“It’s good to see that, because there’s a lack of characters out there, and he certainly is that. On top of all that, he’s a very, very good player.”

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Ibrahimovic’s experience, power and finishing would be welcome assets at Old Trafford following a season where United managed just 49 goals in the Premier League.

The Swede found the back of the net 38 times in Ligue 1 last term, firing PSG to a domestic double.

Securing his signature would be a sound acquisition for the 20-time league champions, but reports suggest United will have to pay him at least £220,000-per-week to do so.

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