Former Manchester United captain has opened up on how he feels about the club right now, the results, coach and everything.
In an interview with SportsMail, the Frenchman who has over 80 goals for Manchester United and won 9 trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson said;
‘Well, no — not so good. But it is early in the season… too early to tell. 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.’
‘I can’t say the name,’ ‘It is too much pain for me to say the name.’ ‘Manchester City,’ I say, because I can’t resist it
He then went ahead to praise the Spaniard whom he admires
‘Listen. I joke about Manchester City but they are playing great football. It’s just that I think Guardiola should be at United. He is the spiritual child of Johan Cruyff — he played under Cruyff at Barcelona and learned everything from him. He’s the only person who should be at United.’
Cantona though in his usual enigmatic self offered to take up the role at Old Trafford where he is an Icon living
‘Well, except for me,’ says Cantona. ‘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.
‘It would be great for the fans, like it was with Alex Ferguson — he allowed players to be creative, treated them as individuals. We all felt special with him. All felt loved. He was always praising. A good man. A good leader.’
‘I don’t like too many plans. I like to be free, free as a bird in the sky. So I am available if Manchester United want to call me and make me their coach. I can come. I’m fit and healthy and I’m ready.’