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The Redemption of Eric Cantona: The Double Double of 1995-96 Part II

Cheer Up , Kevin Keegan On course, for United to now go on to win the Double, having secured their place at Wembley, much depended on how Newcastle handled the pressures of the league run-in.And we got a very significant clue only a few days after the semi-finals, in one of the all-time great Premiership [...]

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The Redemption of Eric Cantona: The Double Double of 1995-96 Part I

I love it when Manchester United players show an interest in the club’s history. I want my idols to understand what it means and why it’s important, just like a supporter. That’s why Patrice Evra long ago endeared himself, with his immediate immersion in United’s past when he arrived in 2006, getting out books and [...]

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Scholes: Hopefully Eric Will Overshadow Me

Ahead of his testimonial in August, Paul Scholes has joked that he hopes Eric Cantona, who is returning with the New York Cosmos, steals the limelight on his big day. Scholes is known for being a painfully shy person and will welcome Cantona’s presence as it will take some of the attention away from him. [...]

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Cantona Returns For Scholes Testimonial

New York Cosmos are making the trip to Manchester on August 5th for Paul Scholes’ testimonial. Eric Cantona is their director of football at the American club but will be coaching the side for the game. “I wish to congratulate Paul for such an incredible career at Manchester United,” said Cantona. “I am looking forward [...]

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VIDEO: Norwich 1 – 3 United (92/93)

Norwich has confirmed their place in the Premier League for next season so what better time to reminisce on a meeting between our two clubs from the first Premier League season. Playing at Carrow Road, United went 3-0 up within the first 20 minutes, thanks to three superb goals from Giggs, Kanchelskis and Cantona. Mark [...]

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‘Cheat, cheat, cheat!’ – How Cantona’s late strike at QPR put United on course for the Double Double in ’96

No more Beatles’ ‘When I’m Sixty Four’, I’m afraid. I officially became an Old Age Pensioner this week, which I celebrated by watching Manchester United on television beating Marseilles in the Champions League. It was a pretty good way to mark the occasion as it kept alive tentative hopes of United winning the Treble and [...]

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Cantona: I Was At Best Club In The World With Best Players And Best Manager

Cantona: I Was At Best Club In The World With Best Players And Best Manager

In an interview with BBC Football Focus, Eric Cantona was asked about his project with NY Cosmos as well as his time at Manchester United. “I spent the best years for a footballer between 26 and 30 in Manchester, at the best club in the world,” he said. “Best players, the best manager, I was [...]

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DEATH FROM ABOVE: Cantona – I Kicked Hooligan For Fans

DEATH FROM ABOVE: Cantona – I Kicked Hooligan For Fans

“It is a dream for some people to kick these kind of people (hooligans) — so I did it for them, so that they are happy,” said Cantona. “It’s a kind of freedom for them — so they speak about that incident because they felt something special physically. Maybe it was a different feeling. It [...]

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Cantona: Everybody Knows United Will Win Title… Except Liverpool Fans

Cantona: Everybody Knows United Will Win Title… Except Liverpool Fans

Eric Cantona is currently in Singapore with New York Cosmos who are on their tour with Asia. In the Four Seasons hotel he was asked by The New Paper who he believed won win Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool. “United will win,” said Cantona. “The key man? Ferguson. It’s a big squad and [...]

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Cantona: Honour To Wear United’s Number 7

Cantona: Honour To Wear United’s Number 7

Eric Cantona has hailed Sir Alex Ferguson’s ability to work with players to ensure that he gets the best out of them. Whilst his man-management is second to none, it has been widely reported that our manager made special allowances for Eric that he hasn’t made for any of the others. Cantona has also revealed [...]

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Cantona: Ferguson Is Like Gandhi

Cantona: Ferguson Is Like Gandhi

Eric Cantona has told the New York Times that he believes Sir Alex Ferguson is a football genius. “All I will say is that I think Ferguson will stay as the manager, after that, there will be more problems,” said Cantona. “Today, he is like Gandhi on the game side. With Manchester, I prefer to [...]

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Cantona: No Place For Mercenaries At My Club

Cantona: No Place For Mercenaries At My Club

Eric Cantona was asked about Wayne Rooney’s decision to hold Manchester United to ransom over a massive pay rise. Cantona has claimed he has no problem with players taking their share but can’t abide by players whose motivation is money rather scoring a last minute winner. “I have no problem with players taking their share, [...]

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Cantona: Football Is Not For The Rich

Cantona: Football Is Not For The Rich

In the same week that Michel Platini has announced that the cheapest tickets available for the European Cup final will cost £80, Eric Cantona has slammed the current state of football, with the working classes becoming priced out of attending matches. “What I think is a shame is that people from lower backgrounds can’t afford [...]

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When Eric Cantona turned Peace Maker, and my Kat saw the King, fifteen years ago

A year after Eric Cantona made his leap into history with his amazing kung-fu kick at Crystal Palace in January 1995 he still had an extraordinary hold on the public imagination. One of my colleagues at the BBC came into work soon after New Year in 1996 with her 7-year-old son who spotted a little [...]

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Fergie: I’m Delighted For Eric

Fergie: I’m Delighted For Eric

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he is pleased that Eric Cantona has returned to the great game after taking on the job of Director of ‘Soccer’ at New York Cosmos. “I am delighted for Eric,” Ferguson said. “It is quite an innovative move by New York Cosmos. They are rebuilding their team and although it [...]

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