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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona reveals he should have been named Old Trafford boss after Sir Alex Ferguson retired

Former French forward added he would only consider a return to football should United come knocking for his services

Eric Cantona reveals he should have been named Manchester United boss after Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

The former French forward, 51, added he would only consider a return to football should United come knocking for his services.

Eric Cantona reckons he should have been the man to replace Sir Alex Ferguson

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Eric Cantona reckons he should have been the man to replace Sir Alex Ferguson

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Since Fergie called it quits in 2013, United are already onto their third manager – after David Moyes and Louis van Gaal both failed miserably.

On the appointment of the “Chosen One”, Moyes, Cantona said: “Only I could have made them succeed [after Fergie’s 2013 retirement].

“Nobody else. Only me.”

Cantona hung up his boots in 1997 to become an actor and has no intention of returning to the beautiful game.

David Moyes was the man tasked with replacing Fergie at Man United

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David Moyes was the man tasked with replacing Fergie at Man United

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When asked if he’d return to football, Cantona revealed: “No. Only to manage Manchester United.

“They won’t ask me. Maybe that’s why they didn’t win the Premier League.”

Cantona also claims Neymar made an horrific mistake swapping Barcelona for the backwater of Ligue 1.

The Frenchman tore into the Brazilian saying: “He will be playing against Lorient and Guingamp.

Eric Cantona says Neymar made a mistake choosing PSG over Barcelona

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Eric Cantona says Neymar made a mistake choosing PSG over Barcelona

Eric Cantona would have preferred Pep Guardiola at United over Jose Mourinho

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Eric Cantona would have preferred Pep Guardiola at United over Jose Mourinho

“How is it possible to be a great player and go there?

“How old is he? 25? From Brazil to Barcelona to the French Championship. It disappoints me so much.”

Cantona also recently revealed he would rather Pep Guardiola be in charge of United… rather than Mourinho.

He claimed: “I prefer the way Guardiola plays, and I would prefer him as manager of Manchester United, it’s more logical.”