Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona said that Jose Mourinho is not the right manager for Manchester United and the club should have hired Pep Guardiola instead.
“It’s not so good,” Cantona told to Daily Mail. “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,” he said.
Guardiola led Manchester City to the Premier League title last season, winning 100 points on the way and Cantona is a huge fan of the former Barcelona and Bayern coach.
“I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United – they should have Guardiola as coach. He should be there, but he is doing magic with that other club. The club I cannot name.”
“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 also expressed an interest in coaching his former team, suggesting that the team would play good football again if he was coach.
“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,” he concluded.