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Cantona welcomes Zlatan to Man Utd: You can be the Prince!

Eric Cantona has told Zlatan Ibrahimovic that joining Manchester United is the best choice he has ever made - but says there is only room for one king at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic has regularly drawn comparisons to the former United striker for both his playing style and his personality.

He will now follow in Cantona's footsteps by turning out for the Red Devils next season and has been told by the man himself that he has finally found his “home”.

“I have a personal message for Zlatan," Cantona said in his role as Eurosport's ‘Commissioner of Football’.

“You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made.

“When you walk into the ‘Theatre of Dreams’. When you can feel the ghosts of the legends that have been here before.


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“When you score a goal right in front of Stretford End. When you hear the crowd chanting your name.

“When your heart beats so strong that it bursts out of your chest. When you feel that you will love them as much as they will love you…

“You will know, my friend, that you finally made it home.

“Just one last thing: There can only be one king in Manchester. You can be the Prince if you want to.

“And the No.7 is yours if you are interested. That is my welcome gift to you.

“The King is gone! Long live the Prince!”