The Frenchman won the league four times - including two doubles - during his four a half years at Old Trafford in the 1990s.
He told Sky Sports: "It's important to win any kind of trophies, and United still have a chance to win the league - but a small chance.
"But in the near future, I hope next year they can win the league. Now they have found somebody like Ole, who was a player when Alex Ferguson was manager - like Guardiola was a player when Johan Cruyff was the manager of Barcelona.
"He learned a lot with Johan Cruyff and he became a great manager with the same kind of football identity, philosophy of football.
"Ole decided to become a manager, so I think it's great to have today a manager who knows the identity of this club and the philosophy and the DNA.
"He's got the DNA of this club and he learned a lot with Alex Ferguson, so I can't wait for United to win the league again - and it will be soon."