Eric Cantona reacts to Jose Mourinho’s imminent arrival at Man United

Eric Cantona comments on Manchester United's imminent appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager

Eric Cantona has expressed his reservations about Manchester United’s imminent appointment of Jose Mourinho as their next manager.

The Red Devils have moved quickly to recruit the former Chelsea manager after they opted to sack Louis van Gaal on Monday following months of speculation about the Dutchman’s future.

Mourinho has long been linked with the Manchester United job since his sacking by Chelsea back in December.

However, United legend Cantona has questioned whether Mourinho will end up being the right man to restore the Red Devils to the top of English football.

And Cantona also stated his belief that incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better fit for the Red Devils.

Cantona is quoted as saying by The Guardian: “I love Jose Mourinho, but in terms of the type of football he plays I don’t think he’s Manchester United.

“I love his personality, I love the passion he has for the game, his humour. He is very intelligent, he demands 100 per cent of his players. And of course he wins things.

“But I don’t think it’s the type of football that the fans of Manchester United will love, even if they win.

“He can win with Manchester United. But do they expect type of football, even if they win? I don’t think so.”

He added: “Guardiola was the one to take. He is the spiritual son of Johan Cruyff.

“I would have loved to have seen Guardiola in Manchester [United]. He is the only one to change Manchester.”

United will not feature in the Champions League next season after the Red Devils had to settle for a fifth-place finish.

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Van Gaal led United to FA Cup glory in what was his last game in charge on Saturday.

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