Cantona claims he is the new Man Utd manager to replace Solskjaer on Instagram

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Eric Cantona has jokingly announced himself as the new manager of Manchester United.

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The Red Devils legend, 55, gleefully posted instagram The video claimed that he had been appointed the head coach of his former club.

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Cantona posted the video to Instagram on Thursday afternoon
Solskjaer was sacked last weekend after a series of gruesome demonstrations

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Solskjaer was sacked last weekend after a series of gruesome demonstrationscredit: AP

‘Breaking news!’ Speaking with the caption, he joked: “Hello guys. I want to specifically tell you that I am the new manager of Manchester United.

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“I’ll tell you the names of my great employees later. See you soon.”

It was clear the announcement was a joke, but Red Devils fans took it warmly as they universally praised him as “the King.”

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Cantona moved to Old Trafford from Leeds in November 1992 for £1.2million and went on to become one of Man Utd’s most iconic players.

The Frenchman spent five seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson, scoring 82 goals in 185 games for the club.

Despite leaving the Theater of Dreams in 1997, Cantona went on to win four Premier League medals and two FA Cups.

Ironically, he spent his last campaign playing alongside recently sacked Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The pair tied together impressively during the 1996–97 campaign, as they scored 34 goals in all competitions.

Man Utd won the Premier League title over Newcastle by seven points, but could not repeat the feat in Europe as they were knocked out by eventual Champions League winners Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, United’s search for a long-term successor to Solskjaer continues.

Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Eric ten Haag are all names attached to the position.

And United also have a case for securing an interim coach who could take him through to the end of the season.

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Michael Carrick is currently managing the team and started things off with a 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

But the Red Devils are still willing to bring someone on a temporary basis.

The two names that have reportedly been approached about the vacant position are former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde and former Lyon head coach Rudy García.



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