The Frenchman says the Red Devils and the Three Lions are the only two sides he can see himself taking charge of...
The 43-year-old, who spent five years with United between 1992-1997 before announcing his retirement as a player at the age of 30, has suggested that plans may already be afoot for him to take over at Old Trafford in the future.
"I don't know in how many years' time, but my name is already written on the Manchester United bench," Cantona told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I'm not saying (Alex) Ferguson will go. I hope with all my heart that he has eternal life with the Reds."
'King Eric' won 45 caps for France, scoring 20 goals for Les Bleus in the process, but it seems that he would rather lead the Three Lions than the country of his birth.
"The only alternative possible for me is the English national team," Cantona added.
"I like Fabio Capello a lot, as a man and a motivator. He's tough, precise and attentive to details.
"But I assure that sooner or later you will see me at the helm of England because I'm part of the history of Manchester (United). I'm number one."
Ricky Brooks, Goal.com