Zlatan Ibrahimovic backed to sign for Manchester United by Kevin de Bruyne

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Kevin de Bruyne and Zlatan Ibrahimovic look set to go head-to-head as Belgium take on Sweden at Euro 2016 on Wednesday night and there's every chance that they will take to the field against each other at club level next season. 

Indeed, enigmatic striker Ibrahimovic has long been linked with a move to Manchester United and it appears that the deal could finally come to prominence this summer. 

New Red Devils chief Jose Mourinho looks intent on securing the Sweden international's services and it's safe to say that his addition in Manchester will only further light up the Premier League. 


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De Bruyne, of course, stars for Manchester City, but he's duly admitted that Ibrahimovic would be a 'great addition' to United. 

"I think it will be good for him," De Bruyne told reporters, as per the Manchester Evening News. 

De Bruyne has his say 

"He's lived already in a couple of cities, so I think he will take care of himself.

"I personally like it very much, so I'm happy with the way everything's going over there. That is, for me, very important.

"He's a great addition, so that's good for the league."

Manchester rivalry 

It's safe to say that the rivalry between Manchester United and Manchester City will only increase over the coming months and years. 

And two men will be responsible for that; with Mourinho and Pep Guardiola now at the helm of both clubs, next season's Manchester derby should prove very exciting. 

The two managers will meet each other for the first time in the Premier League on September 10 at Old Trafford, but they will actually meet before then. Indeed, the two clubs are set to take part in a pre-season friendly in Beijing on July 25. That so-called friendly fixture will have quite the edge to it. 

But both managers have a great deal of work to do between now and then. United and City both underperformed last season and will be determined to make an impact on the Premier League title race next term. 

While City have been there or thereabouts over the course of the last five years, United have been way off the pace in recent years. Mourinho certainly has the qualities to help the Red Devils back to the summit of the division, but he must overcome his old nemesis. 

Will Manchester United finish above City next season? Have your say below! 

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