Ibrahimovic reminds me of Cantona - Anigo

The former Marseille coach believes that, despite being a hated figure by the fans now, the Swede would have been loved at Stade Velodrome had he moved there instead

Former Marseille coach Jose Anigo says it would have been great had Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Marseille instead of Paris Saint-Germain, saying the striker reminds him of Eric Cantona.

The outspoken Sweden international has been the star player for PSG since his move from AC Milan since 2012, inspiring the capital club to two Ligue 1 titles.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel said recently that Ibrahimovic would be ideally suited to the Red Devils as he feels he would blossom at Old Trafford in the same way as Cantona.

And Anigo says that, while Marseille fans jeer the 33-year-old now, they would have loved to have him at the Stade Velodrome.

"Everyone heckles him, but Marseille fans would have loved if he had played with OM. He reminds me of Cantona," the 53-year-old told  Le 10 Sport.

Anigo, who took over from Elie Baup as caretaker boss last season before Marcelo Bielsa took control in summer, believes his former side can beat the league leaders when they clash on Sunday.

"I am convinced that Marseille will win. Bielsa is implementing a project with an ambitious game, even if it sometimes plays tricks on him, we must go on. 

"PSG is still very strong, but they don't threaten as much in attack. If Bordeaux can beat them, then Marseille can. 

"A draw would keep them in the title race, a defeat, however, would be dramatic and dangerous for the future."

Ibrahimovic has scored 17 goals in 21 league goals this season heading into Sunday's match against Marseille, who sit two points behind the leaders.