Read the 11 best quotes from Cantona's podcast
There were some sentences uttered in the course of our genius podcast that would never come up in any football conversation… unless it was with Eric Cantona.
Here are some of our favourite soundbites from a man like no other… but remember, they sound 100 per cent cooler being spoken by the man himself so if you haven’t already done so, download the latest episode of UTD Podcast and hear them in all their majestic glory…
“When we were young it was wonderful. Wonderful, because we learned how to live together, how to help each other and to love each other.”
“I am against borders. I’m just a human being. I can live anywhere.”
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MOVING TO ENGLAND
“In England everything changed and I felt free.”
INFLUENCING THE CLASS OF 92
“I never wanted to be an example. It’s a way to feel like being in jail.”
UNITED FANS STILL SINGING HIS NAME
“I feel a bit afraid that they will stop. Because they will stop one day.”
THE AFTERMATH OF THE 'KUNG-FU KICK'
“I am what I am today because I’ve lived all kinds of experiences, good and bad. I am happier where I am today.”
HIS FAMOUS “WHEN THE SEAGULLS FOLLOW THE TRAWLER” SPEECH
“I could have said ‘I love this barn’ or ‘a wire chicken is not flying over my head’. But I did not know on the day because it was coming from my subconscious.”
INFLUENCES ON HIS LIFE
“My parents gave me this sense of observation, this love to observe the world and the people around us. From these observations, you can make your own world.”
WHAT HE DID WHEN HE WASN’T PLAYING FOOTBALL
“Different things. Make love, walking on the beach on my own, thinking and dream, taking care of the kids. I loved when we won and the day after I had off and it was sunny.”
THE MEANING OF LIFE
“We have to realise we live in a circus. In a big circus. And do things seriously without taking ourselves too seriously.”
“I am not a man. I am not French. I am Eric Cantona!”