Roy Keane urges United to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Manchester United legend has urged his former club to complete the signing of superstar forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Roy Keane urges United to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic in action against the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016 (Photo: Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Jose Mourinho should sign Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he will bring some much-needed character to the squad.

The Portuguese boss has commented on his squad recently and is keen on bolstering his attack, having only scored 49 goals last season under former boss Louis van Gaal.

The Swede's contract with Paris Saint-Germain hasn't expired yet (Photo: Getty Images)
The Swede's contract with Paris Saint-Germain hasn't expired yet (Photo: Getty Images)

Ibrahimovic compared to Cantona

Keane, who is currently at Euro 2016 as assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland, compared the Swedish superstar to another United great, Eric Cantona.

This is for his mentality on the field and Keane believes if the forward comes, it will bring more good qualities to the dressing room than it will bad.

The former United midfielder won seven titles while at Old Trafford, and he has also tipped the Swede to bring the side back to the top, where they belong.

“Of course he’s a good fit for United, he’s a good player,” he told the Independent.

“Is he like Eric Cantona? They’re big characters, clearly, whatever you say about Cantona he was a popular lad, and I get the impression Zlatan is the same.”

Ibrahimovic's brilliance helped to draw Sweden level in their opening match (Photo: Getty Images)
Ibrahimovic's brilliance helped to draw Sweden level in their opening match (Photo: Getty Images)

Swede will bring character to dressing room

The transfer to United is at a halt right now with Ibrahimovic keen on getting his loyalty bonus from Paris Saint-Germain, where his contract doesn’t end until 30 June.

He may be jetting off to the Olympics in Rio, Brazil later this summer too as part of Sweden’s overage players in the Under-23 team playing in the tournament.

Whatever you hear about the forward from his teammates, he seems a bit of a character, according to Keane, who admires the way he plays the game.

“It’s good to see that, because there’s a lack of characters out there, and he certainly is that. On top of all that, he’s a very, very good player,” Keane said.

The United great said about comparing him to Cantona, but they are “a little different”, yet still a “very good player”.

He added: “People talk about Ibrahimovic having a bit of a temper like that’s a bad thing, it depends how you use it. I’m still learning, but then again I don’t have one.”