Cantona does not want either team to win the league (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Eric Cantona is not enthralled by the prospect of Liverpool or Manchester City winning this year’s Premier League.
The Manchester United legend believes Pep Guardiola’s men have the edge in the title race, with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and his former side joining them in the Champions League spots come the end of the season, but he confessed he will be pained if either of United’s great rivals get their hands on the trophy.
Asked who he would prefer to win the league, he told Paddy Power: ‘Nobody.
‘It’s like asking me if I’d prefer to have my teeth made of wood or my legs of sponge.’
Klopp and Guardiola’s men lead the way (Picture: /Getty Images)However, Cantona still hasn’t given up hope of United pulling off a dramatic comeback, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inspiring fresh hope.
‘It hurts a lot,’ he added. ‘But they play wonderful football. But now, if United had started the season 10 games ago, they would be top of the league.
‘City and Liverpool play nice attacking football, now and score plenty of goals, which is like Man United. They have the philosophy we did – enjoyment.
‘Of course, if they (United) keep playing like this, they still have a chance, no? (Of winning the league)
‘I remember during my time, we were 12 points behind Newcastle and we won the league – so we have to hope and dream.’