Pep Guardiola's City lead rivals United by eight points, with the Etihad Stadium outfit also receiving plaudits for a free-flowing approach that has seen them net 40 times in 12 league games this term.
This retort seems to label Cantona a seagull while PSG are the trawler, calling them a "small club" is a way for Cantona to gain relevancy and attention.
"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.
Eric Cantona has named the man he wants to see take the vacant No 7 shirt at Manchester United. It's why I loved to play for United. But let's focus on Brighton, ninth in the table, good team, hard to beat, don't concede many goals, have a mix of physicality, aggression, quality, creativity.
When commenting on Javier Pastore's lesser role within the PSG side, speaking to FullTimeDevils, Cantona said: "He [Pastore] plays for Paris but he doesn't play in the team".
"Both are great, but I prefer attacking football, when it's more creative". It's the same with Barcelona - if people saw them playing defensively, nobody would understand.
Although he was unable to drive United to victory in their following match, a 1-0 defeat to FC Basel in the UEFA Champions League, he put in another strong performance.
The Portuguese has come in for criticism for a perceived defensive style, particularly away from home, with the Red Devils having scored four goals in their last six matches on the road in all competitions.
"He can play with United, play and win things in Europe, win the Premiership, and this will help him grow up and improve".