According to the job advert, the new hire will "generate quantitative and qualitative data that supports decision making in the identification of players with the potential to play for MUFC".
Cantona, who wrote his name into United folklore under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 1990s, nevertheless admitted to being a fan of the former Chelsea boss.
He told Italian reporters: "They say I'm in danger but I don't think it".
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Cantona isn't the only former United player who is gunning for the managerial position with the likes of Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick also said to be keen. "No fun, no creativity".
"He should be there, but he is doing magic with that other club".
"But the way they play?" But as they say "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry". I would enjoy it.
The report quotes a Pogba interview with Sky Germany in which he revealed: "My future is now in Manchester, I still have a contract, I'm playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months". Then we would play creative football once again. We all felt special with him.