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Kasper Schmeichel: Cantona was my idol as a child

Kasper Schmeichel: Cantona was my idol as a child

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. [...]

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Schneiderlin: My dad showed me videos of Cantona

Morgan Schneiderlin has been interviewed for the club’s official site about Manchester United legend, and fellow Frenchman, Eric Cantona. The first time I saw Eric Cantona play I said: ‘Oh, that guy is elegant.’ I didn’t watch him live during the time he was at United but I watched a lot of videos. I remember [...]

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TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

Normally here at TOP FIVE Towers we take our responsibilities very seriously. We pick a theme and stick to it, occasionally tweaking it to serve our purposes, but generally being committed to the core principle of the listicle. Not this month. This month it’s different. United are rubbish and are drowning in a sea of [...]

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Schweinsteiger: Cantona is my idol

What music motivates @BSchweinsteiger? #BPM has the answer ⚽️ #MUNMCI https://t.co/imfIkANhg6 — Beats By Dre UK (@beatsbydreUK) October 23, 2015 Pork knuckle or fish and chips? Pork knuckle Red or blue? Red, of course. Where will United finish the 2015/16 season? Hopefully very high up in the table. All I can do is promise that we [...]

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VIDEO: Interview with Cantona’s biographer on his United love affair

Eric Cantona’s biographer, Philippe Auclair, has given an interview where he discusses Cantona’s idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, the French media perceptions (and misconceptions) of Eric throughout his stories career, the process of compiling a comprehensive and compelling chronicle on the captivating Cantona, the intimate sources drawn upon to do so, his love affair with Manchester United, [...]

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Head-over-heels in love

Head-over-heels in love

You never know quite what to expect from a new signing and, while Anthony Martial has been hogging the limelight, endearing himself to Manchester United fans with his rampant form and blowing our expectations of him clean out of the water, it is another of the summer acquisitions with whom many of us have already [...]

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PICTURE: Fergie’s moving letter to Cantona after he left

PICTURE: Fergie’s moving letter to Cantona after he left

Some months have passed since we last spoke and I felt that I should write to you as a mark of respect and esteem in which I hold you. When we re-started training, I kept waiting for you to turn up as normal but I think that was in hope not realism and I knew [...]

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Heroes

Heroes

People love a hero. Throughout history, we have put various figures on pedestals. We have erected statues of warriors of old, gathered in our thousands to watch great musicians perform their art, created fantastical worlds of men and women who possess wondrous superpowers. As for football, the innumerable heroes it continually unearths is one of [...]

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Fergie: I spoke to Cantona every day

Fergie: I spoke to Cantona every day

Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on his relationship with Eric Cantona, claiming that the Frenchman needed special treatment to allow him to flourish. I spoke to Cantona every day. He was a very under-rated man and an interesting man. He needed the encouragement that he was at the right club. And he was at the [...]

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Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Amidst all the insanity of the summer transfer-window, a football season broke out. For a little while Manchester United fans were, if not happy, at least relatively content. Wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, while not particularly thrilling, offered signs of progress. All the while, however, the threat of further madness bubbled away just [...]

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Cantona: I prefer United to City and Chelsea because they develop youth

Eric Cantona has claimed that he prefers clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona, who can afford to buy the best players in the world, but who also put time and effort in to developing youth players. Louis van Gaal has given debuts to seven academy players this season, while City don’t play any of their [...]

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Cantona: United are the kings of Manchester

Eric Cantona watched the Manchester derby on Sunday and was pleased to see his former club win the match and announce themselves as ‘kings of the city’. I was proud and very glad. It’s good because now they are the kings of the city. The two clubs are two of the best clubs in England, [...]

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TOP FIVE: Late Manchester United Goals (Not including THAT one)

TOP FIVE: Late Manchester United Goals (Not including THAT one)

Manchester United’s best ever late goal is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be included in any top five list. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won us the treble and none of us who were old enough to enjoy it will ever get an experience from following United to top that. However, after Daley Blind kept [...]

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VIDEO: Eric Cantona on Charlie Hebdo attacks and reaction

Eric Cantona has spoken at length about his opinion on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the unfair negative reaction to Muslims as a result.

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VIDEO: Ferguson – Cantona was different

Sir Alex Ferguson was speaking to Clare Balding as part of a BT Sport Christmas Day double-bill of ‘Clare Balding Meets’ which features exclusive interviews with Sir Alex and Jose Mourinho. Watch the full interviews on BT Sport 1 from 3.30pm on December 25th.

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