Eric Cantona has provided a brutal assessment on Mourinho’s Man United team

Eric Cantona has offered a damning assessment on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United , insisting rivals City are “better” to watch.

City waltzed to the title last season and Pep Guardiola’s side are favourites to do so again this time round.

United, in contrast, have suffered their worst ever start to a Premier League to plunge manager Mourinho’s future into doubt.

A dramatic 3-2 victory over Newcastle before the international break brought the Portuguese boss some time.

But with a trip to his unbeaten former club Chelsea this weekend, Mourinho is far from out of trouble.

Added to that, there is the threat of a two-match touchline ban hanging over him for an alleged outburst towards a TV camera following the win over Newcastle.

And United legend Cantona, who won four titles under former Old Trafford chief Sir Alex Ferguson, fears another season of disappointment is on the cards – wit United’s rivals set to capitalise.

“I always hope it will be United [to win the league],” he said, speaking to Joe .

"Especially as the favourites this year are the teams we most want to defeat.

“It’s very early in the season so we must still hope that United will perform well.


"It is terrible but the best team to watch at the moment is the other team.

"The one I don’t like to mention by name."

Cantona, 52, was referring to Manchester City .

Guardiola’s champions have set out their stall early and lead the table on goal difference above Chelsea and Liverpool .

United are seven points adrift in eighth place after eight games, behind newly-promoted Wolves and Bournemouth .

Mourinho will hope to reduce the gap this weekend when he returns to Stamford Bridge in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday.

Should United beat the Blues, things will certainly start to look up.

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