Being a Manchester United great in his own right, Eric Cantona knows a thing or two about what it takes to hit the heights at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman reached iconic status while with United, and the man affectionately known as 'King Eric' says Wesley Sneijder has all the makings of a future great.

United have reportedly been tracking the Dutchman this summer, and Cantona says he sees a lot of himself in the Inter Milan playmaker.

"Sneijder is one of the best in the world," he said. "He will be great for United. He is what United need. There's no-one like him right now. He's strong and sometimes reminds me of myself."

The New York Cosmos director of football is over in England for the testimonial of Paul Scholes, whose retirement has sparked fears that United's dominance in English football may be coming to an end.

With Manchester City's spending spree seemingly unrelenting, pundits are predicting a tighter title race this season, however not everything is ship shape at the Etihad Stadium.




 

Both Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli have revealed their difficulties in settling in Manchester, but Cantona reveals that it's on the pitch that the players should concentrate on.

“I had a great time here, but the most important thing for me was to play for the best club in the world with the best players in the world," he added.

“The most important thing is you are all professional players. You travel and you try to find a city you can enjoy, but the greatest time you can have is on the pitch. When I was in Manchester I loved the city and had a great time.”

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