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#Eric Cantona

# eric-cantona - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Bruno Fernandes plays down Eric Cantona comparisons
# AIM
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# AIM

Bruno Fernandes plays down Eric Cantona comparisons

Aug 16th 2020, 3:39 PM 4,555 Views 3 Comments

The Portuguese star has made a massive difference to drag United into the Premier League top four.

# eric-cantona - Monday 20 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1996-97 season?
# Test
From The42
# Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1996-97 season?

Apr 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,809 Views 5 Comments

How well do you remember the campaign when Man United triumphed, Arsene Wenger came on the scene and Eric Cantona announced his retirement.

# eric-cantona - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Man United play 'a bit like an old man making love' - Cantona
# Unsavoury Image
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# Unsavoury Image

Man United play 'a bit like an old man making love' - Cantona

Dec 25th 2019, 11:20 AM 13,775 Views 15 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team continue to struggle with inconsistency this season.

# eric-cantona - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,060 Views 11 Comments

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

# eric-cantona - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'And so we will become eternal' - Cantona gives bizarre speech at Champions League draw
# The Seagulls Part 2
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# The Seagulls Part 2

'And so we will become eternal' - Cantona gives bizarre speech at Champions League draw

Aug 29th 2019, 5:40 PM 12,583 Views 23 Comments

The Frenchman left guest baffled after saying a few words to mark receiving the Uefa President’s Award in Monaco.

# eric-cantona - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'A man who refuses compromise' - Man United great Cantona to receive Uefa President's Award
# Recognised
From The42
# Recognised

'A man who refuses compromise' - Man United great Cantona to receive Uefa President's Award

Aug 27th 2019, 11:29 AM 5,834 Views 5 Comments

The Frenchman will be honoured for putting ‘his heart and soul into supporting the causes he believes in’.

# eric-cantona - Monday 24 December, 2018

‘You're in Limerick watching Match of the Day and 10 years later you're actually out there playing at Old Trafford’
# Childhood Dream
From The42
# Childhood Dream

‘You're in Limerick watching Match of the Day and 10 years later you're actually out there playing at Old Trafford’

Dec 24th 2018, 10:00 AM 26,624 Views 8 Comments

Willie Boland played in the Premier League with Coventry and was named Cardiff’s Player of the Year in 2002.

# eric-cantona - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'You lose against Juventus and they have 70% possession... Could you imagine that with Ferguson?'
# Ooh Aah
From The42
# Ooh Aah

'You lose against Juventus and they have 70% possession... Could you imagine that with Ferguson?'

Oct 27th 2018, 12:40 PM 22,805 Views 11 Comments

Eric Cantona believes an ex-Manchester United player would be the ideal candidate to take the club forward.

# eric-cantona - Monday 11 June, 2018

Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties
# For A Good Cause
From The42
# For A Good Cause

Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties

Jun 11th 2018, 12:04 PM 14,376 Views 4 Comments

Neil from The Inbetweeners bagged the winning spot-kick as £5 million was raised for Unicef last night.

# eric-cantona - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'Cantona had the presence, just the way he stood. There was a period in the 90s when he was king'
# Paying The Penalty
From The42
# Paying The Penalty

'Cantona had the presence, just the way he stood. There was a period in the 90s when he was king'

May 19th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,665 Views 21 Comments

In 1994, Gavin Peacock was part of a Chelsea side that undeservedly suffered at Wembley against Manchester United.

# eric-cantona - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'An Evening with Eric Cantona' is coming to Ireland
# King Eric
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# King Eric

'An Evening with Eric Cantona' is coming to Ireland

Jan 25th 2018, 6:34 PM 12,487 Views 15 Comments

The Manchester United great will attend an event at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre this October.

# eric-cantona - Monday 1 January, 2018

'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade'
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade'

Jan 1st 2018, 9:45 AM 15,131 Views 15 Comments

In an extract from Jonathan Wilson’s new book on Man United. their great side of the 1990s is remembered.

# eric-cantona - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

France coach Deschamps to sue Cantona for defamation
# Les Blues
From The42
# Les Blues

France coach Deschamps to sue Cantona for defamation

Nov 29th 2017, 3:16 PM 4,892 Views 6 Comments

The former Man United forward accused Deschamps of racial discrimination in his selection process for the national team.

# eric-cantona - Friday 24 November, 2017

'I don't know who is more ambitious than us. I don't know what you want': Jose defends approach
# Touching A Nerve
From The42
# Touching A Nerve

'I don't know who is more ambitious than us. I don't know what you want': Jose defends approach

Nov 24th 2017, 6:59 PM 4,570 Views 24 Comments

The Manchester United boss is still dealing with criticism for what’s perceived by some as a defensive football style.

PSG cleverly hit back at Eric Cantona after he labels them a 'small club'
# Seagulls And Trawlers
From The42
# Seagulls And Trawlers

PSG cleverly hit back at Eric Cantona after he labels them a 'small club'

Nov 24th 2017, 12:10 AM 12,042 Views 24 Comments

The club used the ex-footballer’s famous quote to put him back in his place.

# eric-cantona - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'He doesn't play for Paris, a small club': Cantona proposes United move for Pastore over Griezmann
# Wildcard
From The42
# Wildcard

'He doesn't play for Paris, a small club': Cantona proposes United move for Pastore over Griezmann

Nov 23rd 2017, 3:44 PM 9,231 Views 8 Comments

The United legend prefers the PSG playmaker to the Atléti forward.

# eric-cantona - Friday 17 November, 2017

'You wonder a little why he has come to France, to play against Guingamp or Amiens'
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'You wonder a little why he has come to France, to play against Guingamp or Amiens'

Nov 17th 2017, 8:42 AM 9,673 Views 15 Comments

Neymar’s decision to swap Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain has baffled former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona.

# eric-cantona - Monday 9 October, 2017

Souness: I rejected chance to sign Schmeichel and Cantona for Liverpool
# Sliding Doors
From The42
# Sliding Doors

Souness: I rejected chance to sign Schmeichel and Cantona for Liverpool

Oct 9th 2017, 8:11 AM 10,054 Views 29 Comments

What might have been at Anfield?

# eric-cantona - Friday 8 September, 2017

Man Utd rejected chance to sign a 24-year-old Zidane in 1996 to keep Cantona happy
# Zizou
From The42
# Zizou

Man Utd rejected chance to sign a 24-year-old Zidane in 1996 to keep Cantona happy

Sep 8th 2017, 9:06 PM 12,075 Views 13 Comments

Alex Ferguson did not want to upset Zidane’s countryman, says former chairman Martin Edwards.

# eric-cantona - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Joey Barton: My ban more severe than Suarez, Terry and Cantona put together
# Way Harsh
From The42
# Way Harsh

Joey Barton: My ban more severe than Suarez, Terry and Cantona put together

Jun 18th 2017, 6:11 PM 8,849 Views 9 Comments

The midfielder is planning to appeal against an 18-month ban for breaching betting rules and suggests he has been treated unfairly.

# eric-cantona - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary
# King Eric
From The42
# King Eric

Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary

Jun 17th 2017, 12:35 PM 5,258 Views 4 Comments

“Zizou, Zizou, please return. Your country needs you.”

# eric-cantona - Monday 5 December, 2016

Deschamps vows to take legal action against Cantona over racial slur
# I'll See You In Court
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# I'll See You In Court

Deschamps vows to take legal action against Cantona over racial slur

Dec 5th 2016, 7:18 PM 12,678 Views 7 Comments

The former Manchester United striker’s comments caused uproar before the European Championships.

# eric-cantona - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Cantona's message to Mourinho: 'It could be worse, you could be coaching Sunderland'
# When The Seagulls
From The42
# When The Seagulls

Cantona's message to Mourinho: 'It could be worse, you could be coaching Sunderland'

Nov 5th 2016, 3:39 PM 4,641 Views 1 Comment

The Red Devils legend has urged patience with Mourinho.

# eric-cantona - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Cantona to Zlatan: You can be the prince of Manchester - but there is only one king
# Le Roi
From The42
# Le Roi

Cantona to Zlatan: You can be the prince of Manchester - but there is only one king

Jul 10th 2016, 12:58 PM 6,523 Views 6 Comments

“You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made.”

# eric-cantona - Saturday 25 June, 2016

You need to see Eric Cantona belting out the 'Will Grigg's On Fire' chant
# Your Defence Is Terrified
From The Daily Edge
# Your Defence Is Terrified

You need to see Eric Cantona belting out the 'Will Grigg's On Fire' chant

Jun 25th 2016, 11:46 AM 5,002 Views 1 Comment

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, really.

# eric-cantona - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Cantona: 'Deschamps should feel flattered: Ryan Gosling is Mormon and is the fantasy of every woman'
# Sardines In The Sea
From The42
# Sardines In The Sea

Cantona: 'Deschamps should feel flattered: Ryan Gosling is Mormon and is the fantasy of every woman'

May 29th 2016, 1:28 PM 9,799 Views 8 Comments

Deschamps has threatened the Man Utd legend with legal action.

# eric-cantona - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Cantona: 'I love Mourinho but I don't think he is Manchester United'
# Red Alert
From The42
# Red Alert

Cantona: 'I love Mourinho but I don't think he is Manchester United'

May 24th 2016, 3:08 PM 7,921 Views 12 Comments

The United legend has concerns about the style of football the ex-Chelsea boss will bring to Old Trafford.

Cantona: The madness of the King
# L'enfant Terrible
From The42
# L'enfant Terrible

Cantona: The madness of the King

May 24th 2016, 9:30 AM 57,588 Views 76 Comments

On Eric Cantona’s 50th birthday, we look back on that night at Selhurst Park and how it came to define him.

# eric-cantona - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

'It's a sad day for United': When the club waved goodbye to their King
# Anniversary
From The42
# Anniversary

'It's a sad day for United': When the club waved goodbye to their King

May 18th 2016, 4:19 PM 11,151 Views 22 Comments

It’s 20 years since Eric Cantona announced his retirement from football at the age of 30.

# eric-cantona - Friday 6 May, 2016

De Rossi on Roy Keane: 'He's my absolute hero - the 16 on my shirt is dedicated to him'
# Sweet Sixteen
From The42
# Sweet Sixteen

De Rossi on Roy Keane: 'He's my absolute hero - the 16 on my shirt is dedicated to him'

May 6th 2016, 8:25 PM 24,113 Views 12 Comments

The Roma midfielder also identified Eric Cantona and Roberto Baggio as his favourite footballers.

# eric-cantona - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Eric Cantona is NOT making a return to football
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Eric Cantona is NOT making a return to football

Apr 13th 2016, 7:47 PM 6,213 Views 1 Comment

The former Manchester United idol starred at Marseille as a player between 1988 and 1991.

# eric-cantona - Saturday 2 April, 2016

21 years ago, a Man United prospect with a remarkable right-foot made his league debut
# Anniversary
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# Anniversary

21 years ago, a Man United prospect with a remarkable right-foot made his league debut

Apr 2nd 2016, 1:52 PM 13,961 Views 19 Comments

His first senior appearance came in 1992 but David Beckham was made to wait for his top-flight chance.

# eric-cantona - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Ryan Giggs has chosen the best XI he's played with & included two Irishmen
# Pub Debate
From The42
# Pub Debate

Ryan Giggs has chosen the best XI he's played with & included two Irishmen

Nov 25th 2015, 10:44 AM 19,042 Views 40 Comments

The current Manchester United assistant manager selected one player that’s still at the club.

# eric-cantona - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Eric Cantona has posed naked alongside his fully clothed wife
# Ohh Ahh Cantona
# Ohh Ahh Cantona

Eric Cantona has posed naked alongside his fully clothed wife

Oct 15th 2015, 10:45 PM 34,309 Views 56 Comments

“For once it’s not the women who are naked.”

# eric-cantona - Monday 12 October, 2015

'The next day he told the players that Roy Keane would never come back to Man United again'
# Fergie
From The42
# Fergie

'The next day he told the players that Roy Keane would never come back to Man United again'

Oct 12th 2015, 5:18 PM 19,295 Views 8 Comments

The BBC documentary on Sir Alex Ferguson offered some pretty interesting anecdotes.

Ferguson reveals reasons for keeping 'amazing' Cantona after kung-fu kick
# MUFC
From The42
# MUFC

Ferguson reveals reasons for keeping 'amazing' Cantona after kung-fu kick

Oct 12th 2015, 2:07 PM 7,400 Views 1 Comment

The former Manchester United manager spoke about the incident during a BBC documentary which aired last night.

# eric-cantona - Friday 2 October, 2015

Alex Ferguson explains 'four world-class players' at Manchester United claim
# Clarification
From The42
# Clarification

Alex Ferguson explains 'four world-class players' at Manchester United claim

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:38 PM 12,649 Views 18 Comments

The former Old Trafford boss admits his criteria was based around “creative players”.

# eric-cantona - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Here's the incredible letter Sir Alex Ferguson sent Eric Cantona when he left Man United
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Here's the incredible letter Sir Alex Ferguson sent Eric Cantona when he left Man United

Sep 23rd 2015, 9:33 AM 15,265 Views 15 Comments

In August 1997, Fergie corresponded emotionally with his former star months after he retired from the game.

# eric-cantona - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Feeling 'haunted' by Darron Gibson and 4 other things we learned from Alex Ferguson's latest book
# Revelations
From The42
# Revelations

Feeling 'haunted' by Darron Gibson and 4 other things we learned from Alex Ferguson's latest book

Sep 22nd 2015, 9:00 PM 23,578 Views 11 Comments

The former Man United boss has a new book coming out.

Former Man United star Eric Cantona promises to house and feed refugees
# The King
From The42
# The King

Former Man United star Eric Cantona promises to house and feed refugees

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:30 PM 7,230 Views 11 Comments

An incredibly kind gesture.

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