Cantona will coach the New York Cosmos in Paul Scholes' testimonial.
"Paul's retirement was typical of the man, low key, he was safe on holiday just so he could avoid any media interviews," said Ferguson.
"However he won't be able to hide away this time and it will be fantastic for the fans to be able to bid farewell to this exceptional footballer.
"The accolades he's received have been well deserved but for me Paul is one of those players who turns up, plays his football and it is that natural ability that makes Paul unique and revered by many, including myself.
"Now from one great player to another, Eric Cantona. I am going to relish this touchline showdown, one Gaelic mind to another.
"Neither of us will want to lose this one, it is sure to be a great night and a well deserved recognition for Paul."