FRENCH AND MAN U LEGEND, ERIC CANTONA SLAMS MOURINHO’S TACTICS

FRENCH AND MAN U LEGEND, ERIC CANTONA SLAMS MOURINHO’S TACTICS

Eric Cantona, the Frenchman who played 180 times for Manchester United between 1992 and 1997 has revealed that he wished Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola were in charge at Old Trafford instead of Mourinho.

United in the current season have been struggling in what appears their worst Premiership opening in recent years. They have won two and lost two matches in the season, suffering defeats to Brighton and Tottenham.

Cantona told the UK Daily Mail that Manchester United’s results can only improve if their tactics and style of play also improve.

But he believes that Jose Mourinho is a good manager with a “good personality”, but is not the right fit for Manchester United.

“It is early in the season…too early to tell,” he told the ​Daily Mail. “Manchester United is a great club and will always be great. They will win things, I know they will.

“But the way they play? Not good. The manager has them playing the wrong way for the fans. No fun, no creativity.

“I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United — they should have [Pep] Guardiola as coach. He should be there, but he is doing magic with that other club. The club I cannot name.”

Guardiola guided Manchester City to a record-breaking title triumph last season, while Mourinho’s United ended the campaign without a trophy to their name.

Cantona made it clear that Guardiola would be his preferred choice to take over at Old Trafford, but was prepared to entertain the possibility of another candidate: himself.

“I would like to coach. If they called me, I would go; I would enjoy it. They know where I am. Then we would play creative football once again,” he said.

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