Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has tried to persuade his former club to sign talismanic PSG and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic by claiming he was ‘born to’ play for the Old Trafford side, according to the Daily Mail.
The divisive, but talented, Swede has been linked with a move to many of Europe’s top clubs in the past and could be tempted into a transfer should his side, French giants PSG, fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Former towering Danish goalkeeper Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles and one Champions League, believes Ibrahimovic is in the same mould as Eric Cantona and David Beckham, and would fit in seamlessly with the Red Devils.
He said, “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 that, 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.”
Manchester United are likely to go in search of another striker in the summer, with doubt continuing to plague Radamel Falcao’s Red Devils career. Having scored a meagre four goals this season, the Colombian looks set to move on as soon as he can.