REPORT: Manchester United Could Bring Back Eric Cantona
Cantona’s Incredible Manchester United Career
Credited as one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s best-ever signings, Cantona joined Manchester United from sworn rivals Leeds United in 1992. His first season in a United shirt saw the Frenchman score 9 goals and make 11 assists in 22 appearances, helping them to winning the first-ever Premier League season.
The striker then had thirty direct goal involvements in the Red Devils’ next campaign, which they also won. Overall, Cantona scored 81 goals and assisted 61 times in his 179 appearances for Manchester United, helping him obtain legendary status at the club.
Furthermore, Cantona will always provide United fans with vivid memories. In his five seasons in Manchester, where he won four league titles and two doubles, he had many iconic moments. Probably the most memorable of the bunch is his Kung fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan.
After the referee showed the Frenchman a red card at Selhurst Park, he started to walk off the pitch. A Palace fan aggravated him, however, and he Kung fu kicked the spectator, earning himself a rest of the season ban and a hefty fine. This moment has gone down in Manchester United’s history, and Cantona said in a recent interview that it was his ‘best moment’.
Joining Other Club Legends
Should the 53-year-old return to Old Trafford as an ambassador, he would not be the only club legend. The manager himself Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. Sir Alex Ferguson also attends all home games and is often at the training ground. Furthermore, greats like Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin are already ambassadors, with United looking to celebrate their fantastically successful history.