Eric Cantona announces himself as ‘the new manager of Manchester United’ in Instagram post

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Eric Cantona has jokingly announced himself as the new manager of former club Manchester United. Cantona took to social media to make the fake announcement to his near 1million followers on Instagram. United are on the lookout for a new manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend.

United have placed Michael Carrick in temporary charge as speculation continues over Solskjaer’s replacement.

The Red Devils are set to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season unless their preferred permanent option becomes available before then.

United have been criticised for not having a plan in place for as soon as they sacked Solskjaer.

And Cantona has seemingly had enough by sharing a joke with his followers on Thursday afternoon.

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In a post captioned ‘Breaking news!’, Cantona said in a video: “Hello my friends. I would like to tell you, in exclusivity, that I am the new manager of Manchester United.

“I will tell you later the name of my great staff. See you soon.”

United fans were loving the post, with many hoping the news was true.

Cantona had a hugely successful spell as a United player between 1992 and 1997 and is widely regarded as a key reason for the club’s resurgence under Sir Alex Ferguson.

But management has not been his forte, instead turning to acting after his professional playing career came to an end.

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United are currently eighth in the Premier League table, having won just one of their last seven matches in the competition.

Carrick is set to be in charge for this Sunday’s match away to league leaders Chelsea.

The former midfielder won his first match 2-0 against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Carrick has kept his job following the departure of Solskjaer.

But United legend Paul Scholes reckons he, and Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna, should have been given their marching orders as well.

“Four weeks ago after that Liverpool game, that was the time, the time we knew Ole was going to go it was obvious,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“So the people above needed to prepare the next manager and next batch of the staff.

“I’d almost be embarrassed to be on the staff right now, after what happened to Ole, they all should’ve gone.

“Whether they were sacked or went off their own back because they were part of Ole’s team.

“Ole trusted them each week to prepare and they’ve let the club and the players down just as much as Ole has.”

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