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Cantona: Guardiola should be Manchester United boss, not Mourinho

Eric Cantona has said that Pep Guardiola should be Manchester United’s manager rather than Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United legend has said that while he thinks that Jose Mourinho will bring success and trophies to Old Trafford, he wont do it in a way befitting of the club’s rich heritage of playing entertaining football.

“I like Mourinho. He has a good personality but not for United – they should have [Pep] Guardiola as coach,” Cantona told the Mail on Sunday.

“He should be there, but he is doing magic with that other club. The club I cannot name.

“It is early in the season… too early to tell. Manchester United is a great club and will always be great.

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“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.”

The Frenchman also revealed his own ambitions of becoming a coach, and said that if he were ever to take over the Old Trafford club, there would be no chance of the team playing defensive football.

“I would like to coach and if they called me I would go. I would enjoy it. They know where I am. Then we would play creative football again,” he added.

“It would be great for the fans, like it was with Alex Ferguson – he allowed players to be creative, treated them as individuals. All felt loved. He was always praising. A good man, a good leader.”


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