"Manchester United will win both trophies, I am sure of that," said Eric. "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."

Key to United's success is the form Cristiano Ronaldo, who Cantona believes is head and shoulders above any other player in the world.

"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."