Eric Cantona.


“Le Roi”.“Le Dieu”. Or good old – but never, ever, plain old – Eric. Whatever you want to call Monsieur Cantona, the Frenchman’s four-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford are the stuff of legend.

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  • Date of birth

    24 May 1966

  • Joined

    26 Nov 1992

  • United debut

    6 Dec 1992

    v Man City (H) League

  • Left United

    1 May 1997

UTD Podcast nominated for industry award


The Reds' official podcast is in the running for a prestigious accolade after another year of remarkable story-telling.

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Who is United's coolest-ever player?


You had your say via our poll - and there was a tie at the top!

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The Debate: Who is United's coolest player?


This week's panel come up with four different names for this particular accolade.

Golfing goalkeepers


United Daily | We join Heaton & Henderson at MU Foundation's golf day, report Maguire's good news + hear from Ten Hag...

  • published time May 22Video

GOTD: Cantona v Sunderland


Goal of the Day | On Eric Cantona's birthday, let's enjoy one of the Frenchman's finest finishes for the Reds...

  • published time May 22Video

12 mind-blowing playing crossovers


Fred played with Forlan, but what other combinations will leave you scratching your head?

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Sheffield Wednesday


Eric Cantona was not to be left with space around him, as Sheffield Wednesday found out on this day in 1994...

  • published time Mar 22Video

Fred and Bruno join esteemed company


Why midfield pair join a list containing Solskjaer, Cantona, Herd and Sir Bobby.

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Sunderland


Today’s ‘Goal of the Day’ was scored by Eric Cantona against Sunderland, at Old Trafford in 1996. No, not that one…

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Eight Reds who returned from long absences


Phil Jones isn't the first Red who has successfully fought back after spending so much time on the sidelines.

The story of Cantona's collar


The King had an iconic look which helped add to his regal reputation.

On this day in 1996: Cantona's iconic chip


Incredibly, today is the 25-year anniversary of Eric Cantona's famous chip - and celebration - against Sunderland...

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UTD Podcast: Eric recalls his iconic chip


In his unmissable UTD Podcast, King Cantona revealed how a rejected handshake inspired his most famous celebration...

  • published time Dec 21Podcast

Kit memories: 1992-94 home shirt


Following on from last week's feature, we're looking at another great United shirt from the past...

United 2 West Ham United 0


11 May 1997: The Reds lifted the league on the final day, after overcoming the Hammers in Cantona's final United game...