“I admire Cantona and I heard what he said,” Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying in Swedish paper Aftonbladet.
“But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be god of Manchester.”
United legend Cantona, who scored 82 goals in 185 appearances during four and a half years at United in his time at Old Trafford welcomed the prolific striker to the club, and offered him the No 7 shirt.
Cantona stated in his video for Eurosport that there can only be one King at Manchester United but he ‘graciously’ offered Ibrahimovic the title of ‘Prince’
“I have a personal message for Zlatan: 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. When you score that first 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!” he said
Ibrahimovic has had spells at Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG, winning titles with each club before moving to the Manchester club on a free transfer this summer.