Cantona: Mourinho Not The Right Man For United Job

Cantona:  Mourinho Not The Right Man For United Job

Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona, insists Jose Mourinho is just not the right man to manage the Red Devils and that he can’t stomach watching his beloved club going down and can’t play great football any more.

The Old Trafford legend says he “suffers” whenever he tunes in to see his old side under the Portuguese.

United sit tenth in the Premier League and a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Juventus on Friday kept the pressure on the shoulders of the outspoken United boss.

Now Cantona, who scored 65 goals in 143 appearances in the 90s, has added to Mourinho’s problems ahead of this weekend’s match with Everton .

“It’s not the right man for the right woman,” said the Frenchman, 52, to fans’ website, Republik of Mancunia.

“It’s the way you play. You can lose games but you take risks. You lose against Juventus and they have 70 per cent 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 says United should have given the job to Ryan Giggs when they had the chance.

“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 said.

“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.

“What about Giggs? Any player who wants to be the manager they should give them the chance.”


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