Eric Cantona sends Manchester United fans into a meltdown with Instagram update in the middle of manager search

Manchester United club legend Eric Cantona has posted a video on Instagram where he jokingly announces himself as the club’s new manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s departure earlier this week.

The 55-year-old professional footballer who became an actor has teased the Red fan base when he posted the clip to his nearly 1 million fans on social media earlier today.

United, who on Sunday parted ways with Norwegian boss Solskjær, announced that former midfielder Michael Carrick will take over as deputy manager until a suitable temporary coach can be found.

The Old Trafford club wanted to sign Mauricio Pochettino as their ‘first choice’, but have put on Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager, although they may be approaching Pochettino this summer.

With the post subtitled: “Breaking news”, the former French national team player continues with “Hello my friends. I would like to tell you, in exclusivity, that I am the new manager of Manchester United. ”

“I’ll tell you later the name of my great staff. See you soon.”

However, with some avid United fans hoping the news was actually the truth rather than just for fun, it has received over 125,000 views in just over an hour since it was announced.

Cantona, who enjoyed great periods of success with United between 1992 and 1997, was adored by the Reds faithful and widely regarded as one of the reasons for the club’s rise under longtime manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

With the now Hollywood actor apparently away from football forever since his retirement back in 1997, songs of his name can still be heard on the terraces around Old Trafford, as his influence in Manchester has apparently never been forgotten.

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