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Ibrahimovic told Cantona he'd be 'god of Manchester' after Man Utd legend fired 'king' warning

The Swedish striker, who is now taking in a second stint at Milan, has recalled challenging a Red Devils great during his time at Old Trafford

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he told Eric Cantona he'd be the "god of Manchester" after being warned by the Manchester United legend that he'd never replace him as "king".

Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, reuniting with former Inter boss Jose Mourinho, who he had previously played under at San Siro in 2008-09.

The Swede quickly became a cult figure at Old Trafford as he helped the Red Devils win a domestic treble in his first season at the club, after initially telling Cantona that he was aiming to surpass the Frenchman's own stellar legacy.