The Red Devils have been linked with a move to sign the Sweden striker, who is now a free agent after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho is set to take charge at Old Trafford and is understood to be a keen admirer of the striker, who he worked with during his time at Inter Milan.
And former Manchester United goalkeeper Schmeichel has admitted that he is excited about the prospect of Ibrahimovic joining the Red Devils in the summer transfer window.
Speaking to The Times, the former Denmark international said: “This guy finds the goals, the little tricks and gives the crowd what they need at any given time. He was born to play for Manchester United.
“Now is the time to have someone like Cantona in the team and Zlatan definitely fits the bill. In the last five years he has only improved his fitness, his ability and his output.
“Look at his statistics. They are unbelievable. He’s not just done it in the French league. He has done it in Europe and for Sweden as well. If he comes to United, I would be very, very happy.”
United opted to sack Louis van Gaal on Monday afternoon after the Red Devils ended up fifth in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup in his second season in charge at Old Trafford.
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