Wednesday 17 January 2018

cantona: king louis perfect fit

United legend backs Van Gaal to win title next year

Eric Cantona has backed Louis van Gaal (inset) to guide "kings of the city" Manchester United to the title next season saying he is the right man for the job.

Cantona said the Dutch manager's philosophy fits perfectly with the club - and described United as "kings of the city" following their 4-2 derby triumph over Manchester City on Sunday.

The former France and United striker said: "United's a great club, so sometimes you have a season when you have to lose games and you finish fourth, fifth. But it's a great club. It will be at the top of the table.

"And they came back and next year they can win the league. With a manager from Holland, it seems to be important for Manchester United because it's the same kind of philosophy for the game: Holland and Manchester United."

Asked whether he would consider managing Manchester United, he added: "No, I think today they've found the right one. He's a good one.

"It was great to win the derby. I was proud and very glad. It's good because now they are the kings of the city. The two clubs are two of the best clubs in England, so it's very important to win this game."

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