Eric Cantona ‘lined up for sensational Manchester United return’ as Old Trafford chiefs consider how to include him in club hierarchy
- Eric Cantona could make a sensational return to former club Manchester United
- Old Trafford chiefs are considering how to include him in the club’s hierarchy
- The 53-year-old scored 82 goals during his five years and won four league titles
- He would join former legends Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin in ambassador roles
Eric Cantona could be the latest Manchester United legend to make a sensational return to the club.
Old Trafford chiefs are discussing the potential of bringing the star back in an ambassadorial role, according the The Mirror.
He would join Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin as former greats currently working for the club in that capacity.
Eric Cantona could be in for a sensational return to his former club Manchester United
Old Trafford chiefs are thought to be considering bringing him back in an ambassadorial role
Cantona was a cult hero and remains a popular figure among United fans and his presence would be welcomed by many.
The Frenchman scored 82 goals in five years for the Red Devils, winning four league titles and two FA Cups as well as three Charity Shields.
Employing Cantona would see the club continue their record of keeping in touch with their past with a former legend in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently in the manager’s seat.
The two were pictured with Sir Alex Ferguson after United’s remarkable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last season.
The 53-year-old would bring a global appeal with his reputation stretching beyond football into film and TV.
Cantona was a cult hero and remains a popular figure among many Manchester United fans
The 53-year-old pictured with his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The former striker has been involved in several films as well as starring in commercials for Nike and recently played The King in Liam Gallagher’s music video ‘Once’.
Cantona is also famously remembered for the ‘kung fu’ incident with a Crystal Palace supporter during the 1994/1995 season.
United were playing a Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park and Cantona was sent off for kicking Palace defender Richard Shaw.
As he made his way to the tunnel he launched a ‘kung fu’ kick at a home supporter who had run down 11 rows of seats to shout abuse at him.
It saw him banned for eight months, fined and charged with assault which eventually resulted in him being sentenced to 120 hours of community service.
However, the striker moved past the incident to win two more league titles at Old Trafford.
Cantona went into acting after his football career and has also appeared in adverts for Nike
His ‘kung fu’ incident at Crystal Palace was a black mark on a successful career at the club
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