Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has admitted that he ‘suffers’ watching his former club play these days.
Cantona believes Jose Mourinho is the wrong man to manage the Old Trafford outfit, with the Portuguese coaches pragmatic style not befitting of the attacking traditions Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson installed at Old Trafford.
Manchester United were completely outclassed by Juventus in the Champions League in midweek — something Cantona believes would never have happened during the Ferguson era.
“It’s not the right man for the right woman,” Cantona told therepublikofmancunia.
“You can lose games but you take risks. You lose against Juventus and they have 70% possession of the ball at Old Trafford. Could you imagine that with Ferguson on the bench?
“I suffer and I suffer even more when I see [Manchester City] play so wonderfully.
“I think kids needs to have an example. They need great players, great movements, creative football to identify themselves to a player or a team. And I think they are now losing a generation of young players.
“These young players identify themselves to the way City play. Can we accept that? No.”
Cantona also reckons United would be better off giving one of their former players, who is steeped in the attacking identity of the 20 time league champions a chance to manage the club.
“At United, they never give a chance to a player who knows the club from the inside, who knows the identity and philosophy of the club,” he added.
“I don’t want people to think I’m saying this because I want to be manager of Manchester United. It’s just the truth.
“[Ryan] Giggs? Any player who wants to be the manager they should give them the chance.”
United have won just one of their last seven fixtures in all competitions and face Everton tomorrow in the Premier League at Old Trafford.