As these three fans proved by speaking at Old Trafford, the feedback was mixed.
Eric Cantona was clearly a talented - but troubled - footballer and there were fears of how he would fit into the dressing room combined with the excitement of pulling off such a sensational transfer.
Are you one of the supporters featured in our video? Do you know any of the three fans? If so, get in touch via Talking Reds.
Our forum is also featuring your memories of the day United rocked the football world by swooping to sign Cantona. Please share your recollections here and we'll publish a selection on Wednesday.