Jamie Carragher: Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminds me of this Man United legend

The ex-Liverpool defender says Eric Cantona reminds him of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jamie Carragher has likened Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona ahead of the visit of Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils signed the 34-year-old centre-forward in a free transfer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the new Manchester United manager.

Ibrahimovic has scored 12 times in his last 12 games in all competitions to help the Red Devils ease to a nine-game winning run and build some much-needed momentum under Louis van Gaal’s replacement Mourinho.

The Manchester United striker missed their 2-0 win against Hull City in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Tuesday night due to illness but the veteran striker is expected to return to Mourinho’s side for the visit of Liverpool.

Writing in his Daily Mail column, Carragher likened the Manchester United summer signing to one of the club’s greatest-ever players – Cantona.

“He is box office, a 6ft 4in powerhouse with the balance of a No 10. He is a Manchester United player in every sense, with a swagger reminiscent of Eric Cantona. There is a new king in town,” Carragher said.

Manchester United started the weekend in sixth place in the Premier League table.

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