Cantona keen on United return

Cantona retired after winning four Premier League titles and two FA Cups during his time at United and still enjoys cult hero status at Old Trafford.

“I will guide probably the strongest team in the world,” he said.

“I don’t know how many years will go by before that happens but on the Manchester United bench my name is already written down.

“I’m not saying (Sir Alex) Ferguson will leave. I hope he will have eternal life with the Reds, I truly hope so.

“But for me the only alternative (to that of Manchester United) is guiding the England national team.

“I like (England coach) Fabio Capello as a man and as a motivator. He transmits positive values.

“He is tough, precise and puts a lot of emphasis on attention to details. It’s what was needed.

“But I can assure you that sooner or later you will see me guiding England because I have made history at Manchester United and I am number one.”

Cantona has also commented on the current Manchester United side.

“The players are in top form,” said Cantona in an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“This team is the strongest that Ferguson has had and the credit is all his.

“He is able to bring out the best of each player and makes them develop one by one to get 100 per cent out of them.

“He should be an example for each coach.”