The French man achieved legendary status in his 5 years at the club, with many believing him to be the catalyst that started off United’s dominant run in the Premier League era of English football.
The 46 year old is now the director of football at the New York Cosmos, and has slowly been growing their brand worldwide including bringing the team over to Manchester for Paul Scholes’ testimony last year.
But whilst he is focusing on the job at hand and wants Sir Alex to remain manager for as long as possible, Cantona has stated he wouldn’t say no to following his old boss into the hot seat at Old Trafford:
“Alex Ferguson is young, has so much energy, so much love of the game, so many things to give, more and more and more.
“And I love to watch them winning things and I want Ferguson to be manager forever. He’s a winner, that’s why he has won so many things.
“It’s what is incredible with him, next game is like the first game of his career, and he gives you that – his passion, his love of the game, love of winning things.
“I would say, ‘United is special, of course I would do it’. Today I’m with the New York Cosmos.
“But if one day there is an opportunity, why not?”