# Eric Cantona

This year
# Advice
'The best players won’t come to United' - Cantona's warning to former club
The Frenchman said his old employers should copy the methods of arch-rivals Liverpool.
All time
# Development
Paris appeals court dismisses Deschamps' defamation case against Cantona
The Man United legend suggested the France manager had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their ‘north African origins’.
# icons
Roy Keane and Eric Cantona become latest players to enter Premier League Hall of Fame
The former Manchester United stars are the third and fourth ex-professionals to receive the honour.
# King Bruno
Fernandes must 'win things the way Eric did' to justify Cantona comparisons
The Portuguese star will ultimately be judged on the trophies he accumulates, according to Steve Bruce.
Bruno Fernandes plays down Eric Cantona comparisons
The Portuguese star has made a massive difference to drag United into the Premier League top four.
# Test
Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1996-97 season?
How well do you remember the campaign when Man United triumphed, Arsene Wenger came on the scene and Eric Cantona announced his retirement.
# Unsavoury Image
Man United play 'a bit like an old man making love' - Cantona
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team continue to struggle with inconsistency this season.
Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health
Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.
# The seagulls part 2
'And so we will become eternal' - Cantona gives bizarre speech at Champions League draw
The Frenchman left guest baffled after saying a few words to mark receiving the Uefa President’s Award in Monaco.
# recognised
'A man who refuses compromise' - Man United great Cantona to receive Uefa President's Award
The Frenchman will be honoured for putting ‘his heart and soul into supporting the causes he believes in’.
# childhood dream
‘You're in Limerick watching Match of the Day and 10 years later you're actually out there playing at Old Trafford’
Willie Boland played in the Premier League with Coventry and was named Cardiff’s Player of the Year in 2002.
# Ooh Aah
'You lose against Juventus and they have 70% possession... Could you imagine that with Ferguson?'
Eric Cantona believes an ex-Manchester United player would be the ideal candidate to take the club forward.
# for a good cause
Robbie Keane scores, Cantona returns to Old Trafford but England win Soccer Aid on penalties
Neil from The Inbetweeners bagged the winning spot-kick as £5 million was raised for Unicef last night.
# paying the penalty
'Cantona had the presence, just the way he stood. There was a period in the 90s when he was king'
In 1994, Gavin Peacock was part of a Chelsea side that undeservedly suffered at Wembley against Manchester United.
# King Eric
'An Evening with Eric Cantona' is coming to Ireland
The Manchester United great will attend an event at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre this October.
# Champions
'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade'
In an extract from Jonathan Wilson’s new book on Man United. their great side of the 1990s is remembered.
# Les blues
France coach Deschamps to sue Cantona for defamation
The former Man United forward accused Deschamps of racial discrimination in his selection process for the national team.
# touching a nerve
'I don't know who is more ambitious than us. I don't know what you want': Jose defends approach
The Manchester United boss is still dealing with criticism for what’s perceived by some as a defensive football style.
# Seagulls and Trawlers
PSG cleverly hit back at Eric Cantona after he labels them a 'small club'
The club used the ex-footballer’s famous quote to put him back in his place.
# Wildcard
'He doesn't play for Paris, a small club': Cantona proposes United move for Pastore over Griezmann
The United legend prefers the PSG playmaker to the Atléti forward.
# Unimpressed
'You wonder a little why he has come to France, to play against Guingamp or Amiens'
Neymar’s decision to swap Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain has baffled former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona.
# sliding doors
Souness: I rejected chance to sign Schmeichel and Cantona for Liverpool
What might have been at Anfield?
# zizou
Man Utd rejected chance to sign a 24-year-old Zidane in 1996 to keep Cantona happy
Alex Ferguson did not want to upset Zidane’s countryman, says former chairman Martin Edwards.
# way harsh
Joey Barton: My ban more severe than Suarez, Terry and Cantona put together
The midfielder is planning to appeal against an 18-month ban for breaching betting rules and suggests he has been treated unfairly.
# King Eric
Cantona slams Deschamps: He is an accountant, not a visionary
“Zizou, Zizou, please return. Your country needs you.”
# I'll see you in court
Deschamps vows to take legal action against Cantona over racial slur
The former Manchester United striker’s comments caused uproar before the European Championships.
# When the seagulls
Cantona's message to Mourinho: 'It could be worse, you could be coaching Sunderland'
The Red Devils legend has urged patience with Mourinho.
# le roi
Cantona to Zlatan: You can be the prince of Manchester - but there is only one king
“You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made.”
# your defence is terrified
You need to see Eric Cantona belting out the 'Will Grigg's On Fire' chant
The moment we’ve all been waiting for, really.
# Sardines in the sea
Cantona: 'Deschamps should feel flattered: Ryan Gosling is Mormon and is the fantasy of every woman'
Deschamps has threatened the Man Utd legend with legal action.
# Red Alert
Cantona: 'I love Mourinho but I don't think he is Manchester United'
The United legend has concerns about the style of football the ex-Chelsea boss will bring to Old Trafford.
# l'enfant terrible
Cantona: The madness of the King
On Eric Cantona’s 50th birthday, we look back on that night at Selhurst Park and how it came to define him.
# Anniversary
'It's a sad day for United': When the club waved goodbye to their King
It’s 20 years since Eric Cantona announced his retirement from football at the age of 30.
# sweet sixteen
De Rossi on Roy Keane: 'He's my absolute hero - the 16 on my shirt is dedicated to him'
The Roma midfielder also identified Eric Cantona and Roberto Baggio as his favourite footballers.
# Legend
Eric Cantona is NOT making a return to football
The former Manchester United idol starred at Marseille as a player between 1988 and 1991.
# Anniversary
21 years ago, a Man United prospect with a remarkable right-foot made his league debut
His first senior appearance came in 1992 but David Beckham was made to wait for his top-flight chance.
# pub debate
Ryan Giggs has chosen the best XI he's played with & included two Irishmen
The current Manchester United assistant manager selected one player that’s still at the club.
# Ohh Ahh Cantona
Eric Cantona has posed naked alongside his fully clothed wife
“For once it’s not the women who are naked.”
# Fergie
'The next day he told the players that Roy Keane would never come back to Man United again'
The BBC documentary on Sir Alex Ferguson offered some pretty interesting anecdotes.
Ferguson reveals reasons for keeping 'amazing' Cantona after kung-fu kick
The former Manchester United manager spoke about the incident during a BBC documentary which aired last night.