The Frenchman impressed at Old Trafford for five seasons and helped United win their first league title in 26 years in 1993.
He told French TV station Canal+: “I don’t know if I am right, but as a coach I have convictions.
“I would like to coach Manchester United. I claim I have to work with great players. Have a look at (Diego) Maradona.
“As a club coach he got two wins in 25 matches. As Argentina coach, there is a big difference and the results have changed.”