Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ibra Can Be a New Eric ; Keane Says Zlatan Could Have Impact like Cantona

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ibra Can Be a New Eric ; Keane Says Zlatan Could Have Impact like Cantona

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ROY Keane believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic can have a similar impact at United as Eric Cantona.

Ibrahimovic is one of Jose Mourinho's top transfer targets in his first summer in charge at Old Trafford.

The out-of-contract Swede has a fiery reputation - but Reds legend Keane likens him to Cantona, who inspired United to four titles in five years, despite his controversial character after his arrival in 1992.

Cantona was handed an eightmonth ban for his infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan in 1995 - and Keane sees likenesses in his former teammate and Ibrahimovic. "They're big characters, clearly," said the Irishman. "Whatever you say about Cantona, he was a popular lad - and I get the impression Zlatan is the same. …

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