The 37-year-old has slotted into Paris Saint-Germain's midfield in recent weeks after his January move and the Frenchman believes his experience will be vital in the title hunt.
The former England captain has made three appearances since joining Carlo Ancelotti's side on a free transfer on January transfer deadline day.
Les Parisiens are currently top of Ligue 1 and are through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League and French Cup and, despite Beckham's inability to play in every game, Cantona believes it is still a fantastic coup for the mega-rich club.
“Big players who have a lot of experience always bring something with them," Cantona told The Sun. “Beckham might not be able to play in all the games but his experience will be useful.
“He’s aware that he’s got a natural responsibility, he’s a winner who is capable of getting a message across.”