In issue three of the official magazine Manchester United, part two of an exclusive interview, new Reds striker Eric Cantona revealed more of his 'passions, politics and personal convictions' in his own inimitable style...
Are there big differences between football in England and in France?
It's not a matter of differences between England and France, but between England and the rest of Europe. The French, the Italians, the Germans, the Spanish – all the others are pretty much the same.
Do you admire English football?
If I didn't like it, I wouldn't be here. I especially like the atmosphere you get at English games. It's unique. The way the game is organised, the fact that every match is such an event – that's very special. Supporters in England are faithful to their clubs; season tickets are handed down from father to son. It's not like that in France. People there support whoever's winning. There's no love. It's like going to the theatre. Here, people love their clubs. And there's another thing. In England, the game is about scoring more goals than your opponent; in France it's about letting in fewer. The English play to win, not to avoid losing. It's a much more positive thing here.