Eric Cantona Reveals Why He Would Rather Have Pep Guardiola Than José Mourinho At Manchester United

Eric Cantona Reveals Why He Would Rather Have Pep Guardiola Than José Mourinho At Manchester United
Nov 26, 2017

Manchester United News

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says whilst appreciates José Mourinho, he would rather see Pep Guardiola in charge of his former club.

Cantona, speaking to BBC Radio Four,described Mourinho as a ‘winner who will continue to win’ but criticized his conservative style of play.

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The Frenchman told BBC 5 Live, as quoted by the Independent: “I love Mourinho as a manager and I said it before he arrived in Manchester, he is very intelligent, clever, he takes all the pressure on himself.”

“He has a lot of charisma, has won a lot of things and will win a lot of things. But, the football I played, and (Sir Alex) Ferguson played, Matt Busby before, it was very creative.”

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Both Guardiola and Mourinho are great, but I prefer attacking football, when it’s more creative. It’s the way I tried to play all my career.”

I cannot understand why United would take a manager who plays in a defensive way. I love Mourinho, but I prefer to watch Barcelona play.”

I prefer the way Guardiola plays, and I would prefer him as manager of Manchester United, it’s more logical. I don’t watch Manchester City because it’s Manchester City, but I would love to watch the team managed by Guardiola.

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Manchester United and Manchester City started the season with similar results but all of that changed after two losses to Huddersfield and Chelsea, United find themselves eight points behind Guardiola’s City, given the Citizens beat Huddersfield on Super Sunday after United came out as 1-0 winners against Brighton on Saturday.

 

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