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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Manchester United forward's 13 best quotes

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When Eric Cantona told Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic that he can only be the “prince” of Manchester, you knew a response was incoming.

Ibrahimovic, who said he arrived at Paris Saint-Germain a “king” and left a “legend”, was never going to remain silent while Cantona hogged the title of Manchester’s king.

And, finally, the Swede has issued a response. And it’s golden.

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“I heard what [Cantona] said and I congratulate him because I have always admired him,” Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying by Goal.

“But he should know that I will not be king of Manchester, I will be a god in Manchester.”

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Boom! Way to announce your arrival at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic’s latest show of braggadocio got us thinking about the 34-year-old’s greatest quotes. From telling Arsene Wenger that “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions” to putting John Carew on blast, the United forward isn’t short of a great quote or 13.

Check out the best Zlatanisms below.

After being criticised by John Carew:

“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”

What Zlatan brought his wife for her birthday:

“Nothing, she already has Zlatan.”

On whether he had brought a Porsche:

“Absolutely not. I have ordered a plane. It is much faster.”

Ahead of Sweden’s World Cup play-off match against Portugal:

Reporter: “Who will win the World Cup play-off?”
Zlatan: “Only God knows.”
Reporter: “It’s kind of hard to ask him.”
Zlatan: “Why? You’re looking at him now.”

After losing that play-off:

“One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.”

Turning down Arsenal:

“Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

When one journalist was a little too intrusive:

Reporter: “You’ve got some scars on your face, Zlatan. What has happened?”
Zlatan: “Well… I don’t know… you’ll have to ask your wife about that.”

Being misused at Barcelona:

“You bought a Ferrari but you drive it like a Fiat.”

Pep Guardiola rift:

“Guardiola was staring at me and I lost it. I thought 'there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!'. I yelled to him: 'You have no balls!' and probably worse things than that."

Property hunting in Paris:

“We’re looking for an apartment. If we don’t find anything, then I’ll probably just buy the hotel.”

Taking on Stephane Henchoz:

“First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.”

Impersonating Rambo:

“One time I got dressed in all black, Rambo-style, and took a massive pair of bolt-cutters and nicked a military bike.”

FAO Mario Balotelli:

“I like fireworks too, but I set them off in gardens or kebab stands. I never set fire to my own house.”

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