'Sometimes he reminds me of myself' - Eric Cantona encourages Manchester United to sign Inter's Wesley Sneijder

The former Red Devil has sung the praises of the Netherlands international, insisting that the 27-year-old attacking midfielder is exactly what the Old Trafford club need
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has expressed his hope that the club will sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter.

Goal.com revealed exclusively last week that the Dutchman has told Manchester City he would like to join the Red Devils, but the player's wage demands have continued to hold up a deal.

Now the Red Devils' former player has showered praise on the Netherlands international by likening the ex-Real Madrid man to himself.

"Sneijder is one of the best. He will be great for the team," Cantona told The Mirror.

"He is what Manchester United needs. There's no-one like him right now.

"He's strong. Sometimes he reminds me of myself."

Cantona spent five years at Old Trafford between 1992 and 1997, winning four Premier League titles and two FA Cups.