Cantona to be honoured

Join United legend Eric Cantona as he is presented with the ‘Legend of Football’ award at the Football Extravaganza in aid of Nordoff Robbins. Enter our exclusive competition or purchase tickets by emailing
02/03/2010 09:34, Report by Gemma Thompson

Dinner with Eric

Reds' legend Eric Cantona will be reunited with Sir Alex Ferguson and a host of his former team-mates next month at the Football Extravaganza dinner in London and two lucky Reds will be there too.

The Frenchman will be the recipient of the ‘Legend of Football’ award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the beautiful game, the highlight of which was his four-and-a-half-year stay at Old Trafford. Sir Alex will be on hand to present the accolade to the former Red-turned actor, while a number of other United legends and well-known football faces will be in attendance at the dinner at London’s Hilton Park Lane Hotel on 12 April.

Since its inaugural event in 1996, the Football Extravaganza, which is hosted by Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys, has honoured a number of the game’s greats, including Sir Alex, Denis Law and Teddy Sheringham.

Over the past 14 years, the dinner has raised almost £4million for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins which specialises in transforming the lives of children and adults constrained by illness, disability, trauma or isolation, through the power of music. As well as the main presentation to Eric, there will also be music and entertainment and a charity auction featuring some unique United-themed items.

To be in with a chance of winning two VIP tickets to join Eric and co. for a great evening’s entertainment enter our exclusive competition (terms and conditions apply). A limited number of tickets are still available to buy, costing £3,500 per table of ten or £350 per individual place. To purchase tickets, please email Rae Peal at


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