04/12/2012 14:42, Report by A Marshall and M Singh

Video: Cantona crackers

Smashing the ball home from long distance wasn't Cantona's most common method of scoring - but he seemed to enjoy doing it against Arsenal...

Eric vs Arsenal, Old Trafford 1993/1994
A 13th strike in United colours proved unlucky for the Gunners and it remains one of Eric's most memorable strikes. From a short Paul Ince free-kick, the Frenchman's venomous drive explodes past David Seaman and into the net. Cue the famous plastercast celebration!

Eric vs Arsenal, Old Trafford 1995/1996
With the title race at a critical point, Martin Keown's headed clearance falls to Eric outside the box. He controls it on his chest and loops the most majestic of strikes past Seaman and in off the bar to keep the Reds on track for glory.

Eric vs Nottingham Forest, Old Trafford 1996/1997
Ryan Giggs rolls the ball into Eric's path from the a free-kick on the left and he takes a touch before drilling a low shot into the net via a post. It was a finish of unerring accuracy by the Gallic genius.


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