The former Manchester United star, who retired from football in 1997, failed to rule out one day managing the club.
Despite the criticism, Manchester United now sit second in the Premier League and face Brighton at home on Saturday, eager to keep up with rivals City who sits eight points above them in the league. "He played for Argentina, which is a great country - but he doesn't play for Paris, which is a small club".
"He's a very good coach, in my opinion the best in the world, and for me to be able to work with him is a pleasure", he told United Review.
"Both are great, but I prefer attacking football, when it's more creative". We enjoyed the game - it's a strong philosophy of the club. But I don't see many games.
Eric Cantona says Jose Mourinho is too defensive Credit REUTERS
In a recent interview with United YouTube fan channel Full Time Devils, the legendary striker admitted that he would love to see Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore at Old Trafford.
"Like Barcelona or the Real Madrid of [Zinedine] Zidane, where you have players like [Luka] Modric or [Toni] Kroos who are the brains of the team".
"This philosophy of the game is very strong in United and this is hard to understand".
However, Mourinho disputed the suggestion that any side plays with more ambition than his own as United prepare for the visit of Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
Mourinho, however, has faced some criticism for his approach to games against top-six rivals, and particularly during the goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield in October. "But I love Mourinho and he will win things with United - this is very important".