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Eric Cantona announces himself as Manchester United's new manager

Catona announced himself as United's new boss
Catona announced himself as United's new boss / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

Eric Cantona took to Instagram to announce that he is Manchester United's next manager following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking last week.

Solskjaer was let go following last weekend's 4-1 loss to Watford, with United winning just one of their last seven Premier League games. Michael Carrick is temporarily in charge as United continue to look for a new boss.

It has been heavily reported that the Red Devils have agreed a deal with Ralf Rangnick to be appointed as interim manager until the end of the season before moving into a two-year consultancy role.

However, despite Rangnick's rumoured appointment, Cantona has informed the United faithful that he is returning to Old Trafford to manage the team.

"Hello my friends," said Cantona. "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."

Cantona is one of United's greatest players, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and the Community Shield three times. The Frenchman has no prior managerial experience and turned to acting after the end of his playing career.

United are currently eighth on the Premier League table, 12 points off leaders Chelsea, and six points off West Ham, who are fourth. They are up against Thomas Tuchel's side this weekend as Carrick looks to lead his side to a victory in the league following their mid-week Champions League triumph over Villarreal.