Eric Cantona doesn't think Jose Mourinho is right for Manchester United

However the club legend does like the likely new manager

Eric Cantona

Actor Eric Cantona poses for portraits for the movie Les Rois Du Monde at the Rome Film Festival in Rome, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona does not believe that Jose Mourinho's style suits the club.

Mourinho is expected to succeed Louis van Gaal, who was officialy sacked as manager yesterday, but question marks range from his most recent failure at Chelsea, a track record at not giving young players a chance and perceptions over a style of play often regarded as conservative and defensive.

While Cantona professes his admiration for Mourinho, he told The Guardian that he does not appear the right fit for the club.

"I love Jose 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," said Cantona.

"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."