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

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…

  • published time Oct 23Video

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...

  • published time Jun 23Video

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...

  • published time Jun 23Video

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...

  • published time Mar 23Video

So who won the Leeds v United dance-off?


Gordon Strachan lifts the lid on a party at his house during his UTD Podcast episode.

  • published time Feb 23Podcast

Cantona reveals his favourite United shirts


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

  • published time Jan 23News

Eric, Erik and Wout


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

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What I Wore: Eric Cantona


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

  • published time Jan 23Video

GOTD: Cantona v Chelsea


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

  • published time Dec 22Video