Eric Cantona.

Biography

“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.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    France

  • 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

Cantona reveals his favourite United shirts

 Article

Our legendary no.7 selects two iconic kits – but will you agree with him? Read more here...

  • published time 2 week agoNews

Eric, Erik and Wout

 Video

United Daily | We hear from Cantona, Ten Hag and Weghorst, and find out what's in a new episode of The Debate...

  • published time 3 week agoVideo

Eric Cantona: What I Wore

 Video

You don’t want to miss out on Eric Cantona reviewing some of his classic career kits, courtesy of BT Sport…

  • published time 3 week agoVideo

GOTD: Cantona v Chelsea

 Video

Goal of the Day | Thirty years on, relive Eric Cantona's first-ever United goal, against Chelsea...

  • published time Dec 22Video

United 2 Manchester City 1

 Video

6 December 1992: Eric Cantona made his United debut in a thrilling Manchester derby victory at Old Trafford...

How Cantona changed United

 Article

On the anniversary of his debut, journalist Andy Mitten explains why Eric was the final piece of the jigsaw.

  • published time Dec 22Opinion

All The Goals: Eric Cantona

 Video

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

  • published time Dec 22Video

Cantona exclusive: The best years of my life

 Article

Catch up on our Q&A with an emotional Eric to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of his transfer to United.

  • published time Nov 22News

Cantona: Eric's ill-fated Marseille homecoming

 Article

Eric Cantona's road to royalty faced turbulence in his Marseille stop-over.

Cantona made penalties look easy

 Video

Eric had all types of goal in his locker, including penalties - he was a master from the spot...

'He was my hero'

 Video

Panellists on The Debate discuss Eric Cantona's legacy, 30 years on from his transfer to United...

  • published time Nov 22Video

The magical power of Eric Cantona

 Article

This incredible fan photo sums up the god-like status the Frenchman enjoyed in his pomp.

The day United’s fortunes changed

 Video

“The French and Scots have great, old alliances if you know your history,” says Sir Alex, in our classic Cantona film…

  • published time Nov 22Video

Snapshots of Eric: A man made for United

 Article

Fans give us their memories of a unique and seismic figure in Manchester United history.

Ex-Reds share Cantona memories

 Article

On the 30th anniversary of Eric signing for United, find out what Eric's team-mates thought of him.

  • published time Nov 22News