Ryan Giggs: Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminds me of this Man Utd legend

Ryan Giggs believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be the man to inspire Man Utd to title glory

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ryan Giggs has likened Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to club legend Eric Cantona.

The 34-year-old striker has made a whirlwind start to his Red Devils career after having scored an impressive four times in three competitive games for United so far.

Ibrahimovic broke the deadlock in Friday night’s 2-0 win against Southampton with a powerful header after rising above Jose Fonte and guiding a finish past Fraser Forster.

The former AC Milan and Inter Milan striker doubled the home side’s lead with a composed finish from the penalty spot to take his tally to three Premier League goals since his summer transfer.

Ibrahimovic moved to United on a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain after winning four successive French titles at Parc des Princes.

Former United midfielder Giggs, who won 13 Premier League crowns during a decorated career, can see similarities between Ibrahimovic and the club’s famous number seven Cantona.

“Eric was a brilliant professional and I hear Ibrahimovic is the same,” Giggs told Sky Sports after Friday night’s win.

“Ibra doesn’t play at the top for this amount of time without being a professional. Without doing it right.

“You can see him laughing with Pogba and it shows the team spirit is there. He might be the one to provide the goals [to win the title].”

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