Manchester United must make Ibrahimovic next No.7

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel last night claimed the Premier League champions should sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the former shot-stopper is right, David Moyes should bring the Swedish international to Old Trafford.

This was infact the second time the Danish legend has suggested Ibrahimovic would be ideal for United as he believes the superstar was born to play at the Theatre of Dreams.

And, how could you argue with Schmeichel?

Ibrahimovic, on his day, is arguably the world's greatest player. He's a scorer of the most sensational goals and can win a match single handedly. 

His incredible back-heel goal against Bastia this past weekend was then followed up with four Champions League goals against Anderlecht last night and his hat-trick goal was quite the thunderbolt. 

He's a player that comes with a big ego, but he also comes with power and dominance. His presence alone is more than enough to intimidate his opposition. 

It can well be argued the Red Devils have not had a player like him since the days of Eric Cantona. 

Questions have been asked over a lack of a fear factor at Old Trafford of late, but with Ibrahimovic around, fear will return.

Of course, arguments will be made that Moyes has the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez at his disposal, so he doesn't need the striker - but next summer the futures of Rooney and Hernandez may well be uncertain and Ibrahimovic should be the No.1 choice of signing. 

Forget his age, at 32-years-old, Ibrahimovic is showing no signs of slowing down. In-fact he seems to be getting better! 

He could comfortably arrive at Old Trafford and fire Moyes' side into trophy contention for a couple of years.

The No.7 shirt is also currently free at United, Zlatan fits the bill perfectly. He would thrive at being handed the shirt and would give Old Trafford a new lease of life. 

Of course PSG aren't going to want to sell their prize asset, but they have Edinson Cavani now and if United do enter the market for the powerful forward, his head will surely be turned. 

The chance to finally show his quality in the Premier League at a Manchester United side that are desperate for a new star, would surely be the dream finish to a quite remarkable career for the Swede.  

Just like Schmeichel said, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born to play for Manchester United.

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