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Cantona: United Is Special and I Love To See Them Win

Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona, is currently director of football at New York Cosmos, but has admitted that if the opportunity to manage United came about, he would have no hesitation in accepting.

“I would say, ‘United is special, of course I would do it’,” he said. “Today I’m with the New York Cosmos. But if one day there is an opportunity, why not? Like diving from here to the sea, watching, speaking to the fish, octopus, crabs, journalists. I just need to express myself whatever I do, I just need to find something to express myself. Today it is acting, tomorrow it could be something else.”

However, Cantona doesn’t think the manager’s position at United will be available any time soon.

“Alex Ferguson is young, has so much energy, so much love of the game, so many things to give, more and more and more,” he added. “And I love to watch them winning things and I want Ferguson to be manager for ever. He’s a winner, that’s why he has won so many things. It’s what is incredible with him, next game is like the first game of his career, and he gives you that – his passion, his love of the game, love of winning things.”

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  1. woodsie says:

    wow u just gotta love the king he never say a striggt forward answer always got to say something a little bit crazy but then again madness and genius go hand in hand

  2. Red ass muhfucka says:

    Eric the king lives forever.

  3. Antipod says:


  4. Otunuga Baggies says:

    Eric, you are right-United is a religion and Fergie is a Prophet dt lives forever with man utd. You are also one of the greatest ever to ever play d game

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Would be mint, just have Gill leak the possibility! People would remember the day they heard news.
    Cantona is such a phenomenon. Your heart wants to say yes, but then your brain kicks in.
    Won’t happen, but not to say it isn’t the stuff of dreams!

    Eric’s first post match
    Journo: Eric, what did you make of the yellow card?
    le Gaffa: The octopus has a way of seeing the fish that it wants to eat.

    Journo: Eric, Some have questioned your man management?
    le Gaffa: I, am not a man!

  6. keegan4england says:

    What a God!

    I feel privileged to have grown up watching this incredible human being (along with Fergie)

  7. dazbomber says:

    FletchTHEMAN -Thats funny , you made me laugh on this grey day.Its a nice thought but there is not a chance he will manage United

  8. United till I die says:

    Mufc is my religion and Eric Cantona is my God.

  9. Gandalf says:

    @FletchTHEMan – LOL, good one. Think Eric back at united as media rep and coach would be great. He can do all the interviews and be the spokesperson giving baffling quotes to media and coach our strikers. But it will keep united too much in the news and never gonna happen.

  10. FletchTHEMAN says:

    @daz Cheers son. We used to have some talent on this site, but now you have to laugh at my pathetic scribbling. Alas :roll:

    We agree completely ofcourse ;)

  11. FletchTHEMAN says:

    @Gandalf To right you are mate.

    But if the Glaser’s wanted to show the fans EXACTLY what they thought of them, they would name Eric as the “Supporters Liaison” Officer”. That would really be 2 fingers up the rear of IMUSA and would follow “nicely?” on their unbelievable faux pas listing United on the NYSE as MANU.

    We could all laugh and cry together ! Cheers.

  12. greenhoff77 says:

    Watching sky sports news the other morning and Cantona’ quote was used, the presenter Mike Wedderburn who is a blue nose…turned to the camera and once again as he does poors misery on anything that is red

    news flash for you Wedderburn…..its something that 100% of you blue noses will never have …its called Charisma and all the mike summerbee’s in the world could never ever beat it.


  13. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    I can’t see him ever being the manager but I do think we’ll see him at the club in some type of role.
    Maybe as a guru or an oracle.

  14. samuel - united WE stand says:

    He’s a philosopher, i imagined his quotes will be in some form of dictionary but what a player, played with the mind of an artist as do all brilliant technicians of a football.

  15. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Eric on scholes’ and giggs, plus speaks about earning that creative no 10 role.

  16. Zulu-Utd-Malta says:

    What a person this man is ?
    He is such a charachter, a nice bloke and he made me soooooo HAPPYYYYY !
    10q King Eric !

  17. United Till I Die says:

    haha @ Fletch

    Can you imagine this nutter running our Club? That would be right up there with the craziest things to have ever happened in football – but crazier things have happened!

  18. belfast red. says:

    For me the greatest player i have ever seen grace oldtrafford. Used to get goosebumps wotcing him play and even now wen i wotch old clips i still do. An amazing man. and 2nd what he says bout S.A.F hope he goes forever. The two greatest buys this club ever made.

  19. King Eric says:

    greenhoff – Spot on pal. I detest that fat bitter cunt Wedderburn.

  20. Gopher Brown says:

    I really hope Eric never becomes a proper manager, least of all United manager. The thought of him sitting at a desk doing paperwork late into the night depresses me too much.


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