Eric Cantona

Manchester United

Classic Football Adverts: Eric Cantona Shills For Eurostar In His Own Inimitable Style, 1997 (Video)

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At the end of the 1996/97 season, Eric Cantona shocked Manchester United by bringing his professional career to a premature end when he reached the conclusion that, at the age of 30, he was pig soddin' sick of being told what time he had to go to bed.

I loved the game but I no longer had the passion to go to bed early, not to go out with my friends, not to drink, and not to do a lot of other things, the things I like in life.

United icon Cantona to Manchester: ‘I suffer with you’

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Eric Cantona issued an emotional video tribute to the 22 people killed in Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city he called home for five years.

The 51-year-old Frenchman, who has turned his hand to acting since retiring from football aged just 30, earned the nickname “King Eric” from United fans during his enormously successful time at the club in 1992-97.

United icon Cantona to Manchester: ‘I suffer with you’

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Eric Cantona issued an emotional video tribute to the 22 people killed in Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city he called home for five years.

The 51-year-old Frenchman, who has turned his hand to acting since retiring from football aged just 30, earned the nickname “King Eric” from United fans during his enormously successful time at the club in 1992-97.

Ibrahimovic might not be the new Cantona, but he doesn’t have to be

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On Sunday, once the dust had settled on the first trophy of the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United, a number of talking points remained. Chief among them was whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic can have the same impact on the current side Eric Cantona had when he crossed the Pennines in November 1992.

From the moment he arrived at United, Ibrahimovic's arrogance and swagger coupled with his exquisite technique triggered memories of Cantona and, in the last few days, pundits have fallen over themselves to either vocally support or swiftly dismiss the notion that the Swede can emulate his French predecessor.

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TRANSCRIPT: An Evening With Cantona Part II – Talking to Fergie, Looking For Eric and Missing Football

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Following on from Part I, which documents Eric Cantona's thoughts on joining Manchester United, kicking the hooligan, his best goal, among other things, part II looks at our hero's life post-football.

Q: Do you miss football?

E: I don't miss it. When I retired, I wanted to do something else.

Manchester United can be champions under Mourinho, says Cantona

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Lisbon (AFP) Former Manchester United great Eric Cantona has backed Jose Mourinho's squad to get back to challenging for top honours, three years since they last won the Premier League.

"It's just the beginning. Manchester can still be champions. Jose Mourinho is a successful manager at a successful club which this year has succesful players," the former French international said in an interview published Wednesday in Portuguese daily newspaper Publico.

Ibrahimovic treads in Cantona’s Man Utd footsteps

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London (AFP) It is very early days in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United career, but the Swedish striker's initial successes have already evoked memories of Old Trafford legend Eric Cantona.

Cantona made an extraordinary impact when he arrived from Leeds United in November 1992, inspiring Alex Ferguson's team to end the club's 26-year wait for the English title.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Declares Intentions To Become ‘God Of Manchester’ In Response To Eric Cantona Quip

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ever the wallflower, has responded to Eric Cantona's recent decree that there will only ever be one king in Manchester by instead declaring himself a god.

Cantona said thus shortly after Ibrahimovic signed for Manchester United, recordingapersonal message forthe Swedish striker as part of a short, distressingly shirtless video series for Eurosport.

Ibrahimovic keeps Man Utd waiting

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Paris (AFP) Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday said Manchester United fans will have to wait a little longer before finding out if he will be at Old Trafford next season.

"For me in Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment what future there will be you will see soon," Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, told a press conference ahead of Sweden's Euro 2016 clash with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Ibrahimovic keeps Man Utd waiting

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Paris (AFP) Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday said Manchester United fans will have to wait a little longer before finding out if he will be at Old Trafford next season.

"For me in Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment what future there will be you will see soon," Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, told a press conference ahead of Sweden's Euro 2016 clash with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Deschamps to sue Cantona over racial discrimination slur

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Paris (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps will sue Eric Cantona for slander after the Manchester United legend accused his former international and club teammate of racial discrimination in his choice of players for Euro 2016, his lawyer said on Friday.

Cantona told British daily The Guardian on Thursday that Deschamps had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins".

Deschamps to sue Cantona over racial discrimination slur

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Paris (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps will sue Eric Cantona for slander after the Manchester United legend accused his former international and club teammate of racial discrimination in his choice of players for Euro 2016, his lawyer said on Friday.

Cantona told British daily The Guardian on Thursday that Deschamps had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins".

Cantona: United should make ME the next boss

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Eric Cantona, who turned 50 today, has claimed that Manchester United should appoint him as the replacement for Louis van Gaal.

"They miss me. I think they have lost something. You can feel it. But it's difficult to come after someone who has been at the club 25 years. Even if you are a great manager, the fans still feel the philosophy of Ferguson.

Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho is expected to be named as Manchester United's new manager despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better choice.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford ended with his sacking a day earlier.

Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho is expected to be named as Manchester United's new manager despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better choice.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford ended with his sacking a day earlier.

Cantona: Guardiola joined the wrong Manchester club

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Eric Cantona, who turned 50 today, has spoken about the likely appointment of Jose Mourinho following the sacking of Louis van Gaal.

Cantona says he is a fan of Mourinho, but that he believes Pep Guardiola should have become the next United manager.

"I love José Mourinho, but in terms of the type of football he plays I don't think he is Manchester United.

Cantona sideswipe as Jose Mourinho closes in on Man Utd job

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho was closing in on becoming Manchester United's new manager on Tuesday despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, British media reported, less than 24 hours after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a sour end.

Cantona sideswipe as Jose Mourinho closes in on Man Utd job

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho was closing in on becoming Manchester United's new manager on Tuesday despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick.

Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, British media reported, less than 24 hours after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign came to a sour end.

Eric Cantona throw his hat in the ring for Man Utd job

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has touted himself as the club's next manager. The Frenchman says new manager in waiting Jose Mourinho is...

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PICTURE: Herrera and Schweinsteiger pose with Cantona after the game

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Following Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Leicester, Ander Herrera and Bastian Schweinsteiger posed with legend Eric Cantona for a photograph.

Photos: Man Utd players hang out with Eric Cantona

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We didn't get the best result but still a lot to fight for.Thanks to Cantona for visiting us #legend

PICTURE: Cantona in the stands for United’s draw with Leicester

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Eric Cantona was at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon from Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Leicester. His name was sung by the fans in the ground on several occassions.

Kasper Schmeichel: Cantona was my idol as a child

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Kasper Schmeichel may very well be following in his father's footsteps and winning the Premier League, after Leicester went five points clear at the top of the table following their impressive 3-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad.

Schmeichel has done a Q&A where a few former Manchester United players were given a mention.

On This Day In 1995: Kung Fu Cantona Reacts Badly To The Most Polite Heckle In Football History

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In one of the most explosive and defining incidents of the Premier League era, it was 21 years ago today (doesn't that make you feel old all of a sudden?) that Manchester UnitedforwardEric Cantona launched himself over the advertising hoardingsat a Palace fan who had heckling him from the terraces.

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Retro: This Complete Set Of Football Playing Cards From ’90 Minutes’ Magazine Really Is Something Special To Behold! (Photos)

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The brainchild of TalkSPORT presenter Paul Hawksbee, '90 Minutes' magazine launched in October of 1990 and managed a glorious seven-year run before folding.

While we're certain the publication featured it's fair share of memorable articles and such like, nothing that ever went to print is likely to provide a more lasting impression than the special set of football playing cards that 90 Minutes put their name to in 1993/94(ish).

Video: Man Utd legend Eric Cantona stars in the best early retirees XI

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Ex-France forward Paille dies aged 52

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Lyon (AFP) – Former France international forward Stephane Paille, once a teammate of Eric Cantona, has died at the age of 52 following a “devastating illness”, press in the city of Lyon announced on Tuesday.

Newspaper Le Progres reported Paille had died in a Lyon hospital on Tuesday morning.

FFF boss slams Cantona attack on Deschamps as ‘stupid, pathetic’

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Paris (AFP) French football chief Noel Le Graet on Saturday slammed claims by former international Eric Cantona that France coach Didier Deschamps was guilty of racial discrimination in his Euro 2016 selection as "stupid" and "pathetic".

Cantona told British daily The Guardian on Thursday that Deschamps had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins".

FFF boss slams Cantona attack on Deschamps as ‘stupid, pathetic’

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Paris (AFP) French football chief Noel Le Graet on Saturday slammed claims by former international Eric Cantona that France coach Didier Deschamps was guilty of racial discrimination in his Euro 2016 selection as "stupid" and "pathetic".

Cantona told British daily The Guardian on Thursday that Deschamps had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins".

Cantona accuses Deschamps of racial discrimination in Euro 2016 squad

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London (AFP) Former France international Eric Cantona on Thursday accused coach Didier Deschamps of racial discrimination in his choice of players for Euro 2016, claiming he snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins".

"One thing is for sure – Benzema and Ben Arfa are two of the best players in France and will not play the European Championship.

Cantona accuses Deschamps of racial discrimination in Euro 2016 squad

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London (AFP) Former France international Eric Cantona on Thursday accused coach Didier Deschamps of racial discrimination in his choice of players for Euro 2016, claiming he snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their "north African origins".

"One thing is for sure – Benzema and Ben Arfa are two of the best players in France and will not play the European Championship.

France

Benzema says Deschamps ‘bowed to racists’ over Euro snub

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Madrid (AFP) France's top scorer Karim Benzema on Wednesday accusedcoach Didier Deschamps of bowing to pressure from a "racist" political party by not choosing him for the country's Euro 2016 squad.

The Real Madrid striker, who is being investigated over an alleged sex-tape blackmail case, questioned whether Deschamps left him out because of his Algerian descent.

Benzema says Deschamps ‘bowed to racists’ over Euro snub

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Madrid (AFP) France's top scorer Karim Benzema on Wednesday accusedcoach Didier Deschamps of bowing to pressure from a "racist" political party by not choosing him for the country's Euro 2016 squad.

The Real Madrid striker, who is being investigated over an alleged sex-tape blackmail case, questioned whether Deschamps left him out because of his Algerian descent.

Benzema, Ben Arfa omission a missed opportunity for France, says Cantona

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Paris (AFP) The omission of Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa from the France squad for next month's European Championships is a missed opportunity to unite the country in the face of extremism and division, according to ex-international Eric Cantona.

Cantona stirred up a hornet's nest last week when he claimed that France coach Didier Deschamps was guilty of racial discrimination in his selection, comments that French football chief Noel Le Graet on Saturday dubbed as "stupid" and "pathetic".

Benzema, Ben Arfa omission a missed opportunity for France, says Cantona

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Paris (AFP) The omission of Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa from the France squad for next month's European Championships is a missed opportunity to unite the country in the face of extremism and division, according to ex-international Eric Cantona.

Cantona stirred up a hornet's nest last week when he claimed that France coach Didier Deschamps was guilty of racial discrimination in his selection, comments that French football chief Noel Le Graet on Saturday dubbed as "stupid" and "pathetic".

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Cantona: My heart will forever be beating for United

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Ahead of the Manchester derby, Eric Cantona has spoken about which side he will be supporting. No prizes for guessing who.

The Manchester derby. On one side, my heart was, is, and will forever be beating for United. On the other side, there is this bald guy whose vision of " total football " gives me a fucking hard on.

VIDEO: Cantona – Football is about heart

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Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce myself to you: I am your new Commissioner of football;

I have not been elected, I have not been nominated. I appointed myself.

In this process, no bribes have been paid and no money went on an offshore account., It is rare enough in football's these days to be noticed.

Mata: It was an honour to meet King Eric

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In his weekly blog, Juan Mata has discussed the week we've just had, including the 1-1 draw with Leicester, his 100th game for the club, and getting to meet Eric Cantona.

Today, I feel like the week hasn't been perfect. We could have finished it with a win for our fans, I believe so.

Eric Cantona Reveals His One Regret About Kung-Fu Kicking That Gobby Crystal Palace Fan – ‘I Should Have Hit Him Harder’

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Eric Cantona has revealed that he does harbour one major regret about the infamous incident at Selhurst Park in 1995wherein he almost kickeda Crystal Palace fan'stête clean off his épaules.

Looking back, hewishes he'd actually knockedthe little gobshite's block off.