A host of world-class players have graced the pitches of the Premier League down the years, but few…if any…can rival Eric Cantona’s iconic blend of technical brilliance and chaotic infamy. Lets just say this dude is gifted and borderline crazy.
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The Frenchman split opinion more than most, as his undoubted ability and self-assuredness were tempered by a short fuse and general notoriety.
Cantona was introduced to the Premier League by Leeds United in 1992, but on November 26 of that year, he went on to join bitter rivals Manchester United…a move you could conceivably believe was engineered by the striker, purely to feed his own infamy. A debut as a half-time substitute against Manchester City at Old Trafford followed 10 days later.
Ultimately, it proved to be the transfer which made his career, as Cantona led the club to four Premier League titles and two FA Cups, helping to awaken a sleeping giant under the management of Alex Ferguson.
There was so much more to his United career than a few trophies, however, and here we look back at his most memorable moments on the 25th anniversary of his switch to Old Trafford.