Eric Cantona, who turned 50 today, has spoken about the likely appointment of Jose Mourinho following the sacking of Louis van Gaal.

Cantona says he is a fan of Mourinho, but that he believes Pep Guardiola should have become the next United manager.2012-05-04_ENTRENO_34.v1336160093

“I love José Mourinho, but in terms of the type of football he plays I don’t think he is Manchester United. 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. 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.”