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Eric Cantona named a surprise PSG player as his ideal signing for Man Utd

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Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has named the one player he hopes Jose Mourinho brings to the club.

The 51-year-old Frenchman gave an exclusive interview to FullTimeDEVILS in which he spoke in detail on a number of different topics.

Cantona spent five years at Old Trafford - winning four Premier League titles and two FA Cups - and his name is still sung on the terraces 20 years after retiring.

The supremely talented forward, who was key to Sir Alex Ferguson's early success, is widely considered to be one of the finest foreign imports in Premier League history.

Cantona's compatriots Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have been superb in the early stages of the 2017/18 campaign.

The French duo have been key to Man United's excellent form under Jose Mourinho this season and could be joined by their international teammate Antoine Griezmann.

The 26-year-old Atletico Madrid forward has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford and will reportedly be able to leave for €100m next summer.

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However, Cantona did not seem enthralled at the idea of Griezmann wearing his famous no.7 shirt - instead naming a surprising PSG midfielder.

Is there a player in the world that you could imagine as our next no.7?

"I love Pastore," answered Cantona. "He plays for Paris but he doesn't play in the team. They have two great players - Pastore and Ben Arfa and neither of them play.

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Could Griezmann fit that role?

"Yes, why not? But Pastore is very special," insisted Cantona. "Pastore will surprise you every time. Every time he touches the ball he surprises you - he gives the ball to someone no-one had seen before. He surprises all the fans.

"I think he [Pastore] is a great player. He played for Argentina, which is a great country - but he doesn't play for Paris, which is a small club."

Javier Pastore joined PSG from Palermo in 2011 for a reported €39.8m fee and has since won four Ligue 1 titles.

However, the 28-year-old Argentina made just four league starts so far this season and is being linked with a January move away. Sevilla and Liverpool are both reportedly hoping to secure Pastore's services.

Pastore will have little chance of breaking back into the Argentina national team whilst competing for a spot with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Lucas Moura and Julian Draxler.

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Jose Mourinho
Manchester United
Paul Pogba
Eric Cantona
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