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

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

The day I met Cantona article

To mark Eric's birthday, United fan John White shares his personal recollections of meeting the Frenchman.

Sir Alex's surprise Cantona revelation article

King Eric could have become a United player before linking up with Leeds back in 1991.

How Sir Alex convinced Cantona to stay Video

In this amazing anecdote, Sir Alex explains the role Lady Cathy played in keeping Eric at the club...

What is it like to act alongside King Eric? Video

Watch as United fan Christopher Eccleston tells Sir Alex about acting alongside The King, in only his second film…

Cantona: If you have to elect one, it's me Video

“The other ones are all great. Me? I'm exceptional,” states Cantona about his Hall of Fame inclusion…

Cantona reacts to Hall of Fame honour article

"I would've been surprised not to be elected," laughs Eric, in a typically confident interview with the Premier League.

  • published time May 21News

Classic Match: The 1994 FA Cup final Video

On 14 May 1994, Peter Schmeichel kept a clean sheet at Wembley as United beat Chelsea 4-0 to win the FA Cup final...

Ten Reds on Hall of Fame shortlist article

United are understandably well represented as fans are asked to choose the next six inductees.

  • published time Apr 21News