Gallery: Eric and United
In a whirlwind five years at Old Trafford, Eric Cantona came, saw and conquered English football – winning red hearts in Manchester and inspiring fear and – on occasion – loathing among opponents and their clubs’ supporters.
Cantona was undeniably the ultimate showman, and an incredible footballer with it. If Eric walked into a room or onto the pitch, all eyes and camera lenses were inevitably trained on his every move.
Crowned the King of Old Trafford, he was pure theatre and, as ManUtd.com prepares to bring the curtain down on a marathon 12 Days of Cantona nostalgia, we tell the story of Le Roi‘s United career in pictures.