Cantona: United can win double

11 April 2008
Eric Cantona insists Manchester United will win the double this season and says Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world. The Frenchman, who saw United defeat Roma in midweek to set up a last four clash with Barcelona in the Champions League, believes his former side will win the trophy as well as the domestic title. United, who sit three points clear at the top of the table, face Arsenal on Sunday at Old Trafford with rivals Chelsea not playing until the day after.

And club legend Cantona is adamant Sir Alex Ferguson's men will lift both the Premier League trophy and the European Cup come the end of the season.

"Manchester United will win both trophies, I am sure of that," he said. "It will be tough, the title is close and Barcelona are a great team, but United have everything right now; this will be their season."

Cantona believes the form of Cristiano Ronaldo has been key to United's success and says the Portugal star is in a different class to those around him.

"Cristiano Ronaldo has skills which no other player has, he is the best player in the world," Cantona told the Manchester Evening News. "It's important he plays as many games as possible.

"I am happy he is wearing my shirt. It was special for me, I hope it is special for him too."