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

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Sunderland Video

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 article

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 article

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

UTD Podcast: Eric recalls his iconic chip Video

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

  • published time Dec 21Podcast

On this day in 1996: Cantona's iconic chip Video

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

  • published time Dec 21Video

Kit memories: 1992-94 home shirt article

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

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Norwich Video

It's 29 years since Eric Cantona's debut, so let's celebrate with this goal versus Norwich, our next league opponents...

  • published time Dec 21Clips

Born is The King - Cantona's anniversary article

On this day, Eric made his United bow in the Manchester derby against City.

Welcome back, no.7: Cantona in 1995 article

How will Ronaldo's homecoming compare to the white-hot atmosphere of Eric's return after suspension?

How Ronaldo will help our young stars develop article

One of the greatest winners in football, CR7's mentality will rub off on the team like it did with past stars...

'That's just Eric Cantona for you!' article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalls a classic moment from the season he spent playing alongside the enigmatic Frenchman.

Goal of the Day: Cantona v QPR Video

A late leveller from Eric Cantona when we faced QPR on their home patch back in 1996...

  • published time Jul 21Video

Who makes the Mancunian Way XI? article

"Youth, courage and success" is printed on this year's new kit, which players fit that best?

Who's our most inspirational ex-captain? article

United have had some incredible leaders over the years but which one gets your vote?

Goal of the Day: Cantona v Man City Video

Happy birthday, Eric Cantona! Let's celebrate with the King's clinical Manchester derby strike, in 1994...

  • published time May 21Clips