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

The Top 20 goals at Wembley


NEW COUNTDOWN: Stop scrolling, take 10 minutes out and watch United’s top 20 goals at Wembley Stadium…

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Which Brazilian was Mainoo's idol?


Kobbie could make his England debut against the nation from where his football hero hails.

  • published time Mar 24News

Serbian Red explains Belgrade's bond with United


One of our supporters in Serbia, Pero Radovanac, explains how Cantona, Vidic and Munich led to him becoming a fan.

Fourth-round classic: United 5 Wrexham 2


The Reds were reeling from Eric Cantona's seismic sending-off at Selhurst Park, ahead of this FA Cup tie in 1995.

Who is United's best-ever penalty taker?


We put the case forward for five Reds, as you're asked to answer a ridiculously tough question...

Reds' international streaks


We look at United men who have enjoyed purple patches for their countries over the years.

Twelve great ‘nearly’ United goals


From Cantona's lob to Ibrahimovic's volley, relive a selection of classic goals that never were…

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Strikers' first Champions League goals


Watch our collection of Reds strikers' maiden goals in the Champions League for the club...

  • published time Sep 23Video

Why Galatasaray brings Beckham good memories


Reds icon David has a reason to smile whenever our Turkish opponents are mentioned.

Cantona's good-luck message


United legend Eric Cantona has some strong words of encouragement ahead of our FA Cup final at Wembley later today...

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GOTD: Cantona v Liverpool


Goal of the Day | In the 1996 FA Cup final, this piece of Eric Cantona magic sealed United's 1-0 win over Liverpool...

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Win a signed Cantona shirt!


We're giving one lucky supporter the chance to win a replica 2022/23 home jersey, autographed by Eric himself.

All The Goals: Eric Cantona


Watch all 82 of Eric Cantona's goals for United during his unforgettable reign at Old Trafford...

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Watch Eric Cantona UTD Podcast


UTD Podcast | Watch our unmissable episode with Eric Cantona, who fans still refer to as The King...

  • published time May 23Podcast

GOTD: Cantona v Spurs


Goal of the Day | 'The King' was the decisive goalscorer when we beat Spurs 1-0 on 24 March 1996...

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