“I love José Mourinho, but in terms of the type of football he plays I don’t think he is Manchester United,” Cantona says. “I love his personality, I love the passion he has for the game, his humour. He is very intelligent, he demands 100% 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 that type of football, even if they win? I don’t think so.”
“Guardiola was the one to take. He is the spiritual son of Johan Cruyff,” he says, “I would have loved to have seen Guardiola in Manchester [United]. He is the only one to change Manchester. He is in Manchester, but at the wrong one.”
I do many things and I’m very happy. But if they asked me to become the manager of Manchester United, I would. Because Guardiola is in Manchester City and they want someone to win things with wonderful football? It’s me,” he says. Ask him if he is serious and the smile returns: “Yes, I’m serious. I say that just because it’s like when you are in the pub or the club. When you say you don’t care, all the girls want you. Maybe if I say I don’t care about that job, they will ask me. If they asked me I’d work very hard, of course.
“The managers of English players, they don’t need to go away for a month before the start of a competition,” Cantona continues. “They lose all their energy. They are all together, they are fed up. The English mentality is to turn up three hours before the game, play the game and enjoy the game. If I am the manager of England, I wouldn’t bring all the players together for one month. The Germans can do it, the Italians can do it. But the English should just turn up and play. If you remember Denmark when they won the European Championship, they were all on holiday a week before. Some cultures, they can spend two months together. But the English, no. It does not mean they are not professional. They are very professional. But it’s not in their mentality.”
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