Ferguson was spotted shopping with his wife, Cathy, in Florida, but despite enjoying his retirement for the last four years he appeared to be wearing the sort of fierce expressions often seen on the touchline at Old Trafford.
'I love Mourinho. It is just I prefer it if it is more offensive because it is United'.
Some of Manchester United's greatest ever players, including the Frenchman, have worn the jersey. The Citizens has been unbeaten since August and has won 17 on the bounce and they have scored 54 goals in the process.
But despite that, the Portuguese boss doesn't believe that he adopts a defensive style of play.
Manchester United suffered a surprise defeat to Basel in the Champions League in midweek and will hope to bounce back when they return to domestic action against Brighton this weekend. "He [Mourinho] is playing in this defensive way, which is not the identity of Manchester United". Now Cantona has put forward a suggestion of who he thinks is worthy to wear it and, helpfully, it's not even a United player. We played against Newcastle with [Paul] Pogba, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Juan] Mata, [Romelu] Lukaku.
Obviously, it's all a moot point now as Guardiola is at City and Mourinho at United, but Cantona does bring up the familiar narrative of Guardiola being the offensive guy and Mourinho the defensive minded boss. "He plays for Argentina, which is a big country, but he doesn't play for Paris which is a small club".