Manchester United Legend Backs Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Old Trafford
Manchester United have long been linked with moves for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, from his Barcelona days to his Milan days and even in the last few windows. The Paris Saint-Germain player is one of the best strikers in the world and probably one of the most memorable in history. Ex-Man Utd stopper and club legend Peter Schmeichel reckons that Zlatan is the answer to United's striker conundrum.
Schmeichel told L'Equipe (as reported in the Telegraph), "What he does with PSG is incredible. He gives so much credibility and visibility to PSG .. This is someone who takes his responsibilities.
"Last summer there were rumours that he would come to Manchester United. I then said that Zlatan was built for the club, he was born to play there.
"It's why Cantona was so strong when he was there, not at Leeds or in all other clubs in France? Why? Because it is Manchester United. In Manchester, there was the freedom given to the players, but also responsibilities.
"We do not care who you are or what you love, we look at what you're doing on the pitch and the influence you have in the club. If you do not respect, you're leaving.
"But you can have any personality. Beckham, Cantona, they could go out and also be at their best. There are hundreds of players who are trying to be a Beckham or Cantona, but do not have the personality, and they fail."
The failure of Radamel Falcao and, perhaps more potently, Robin van Persie has left Louis van Gaal searching for a new star forward. This summer may be a 33-year-old Zlatan's last chance to make a big move and prove himself in England. Certainly food for thought…