You know things are going well for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United when he is earning comparisons with Eric Cantona.
We’ve made no secret of our affection towards King Cantona, and another Old Trafford legend, Ryan Giggs, suggests Ibrahimovic is on the same level as the iconic Frenchman.
Having signed on a free transfer from PSG in the summer, the 35-year-old is already the club’s joint-top goalscorer over the last two seasons and continues to belie his ageing body.
“I think there’s similarities because of that confidence they have in their own ability and the goals that they have scored,” Giggs said.
“It didn’t faze Eric or Ibrahimovic coming to United and being the No.1 player. Even when they are playing well and getting all the adoration, they don’t get carried away.
“It’s their job and you can see that he (Ibrahimovic) is a good professional, he is always fit and at his age to play centre-forward and to produce the goals he is producing is unbelievable.”
So is the Swede the best signing of the season? The stats highlighted in the following video suggest he could well be.
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