Eric Cantona

Mark Hughes watches on during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Stoke City, Newcastle United 'eye non-league forward'
Stoke City and Newcastle United reportedly scout 19-year-old forward Nordine Ibouroi, who currently plays his football for fourth-tier French outfit FC Martigues.
Oct 19, 11:01
Zinedine Zidance scores a penalty for France against England on June 13, 2014.
Martin Edwards: 'Sir Alex Ferguson turned down chance to sign Zinedine Zidane'
Sir Alex Ferguson opted not to pursue Zinedine Zidane because he preferred Eric Cantona in his position at Manchester United, according to former chairman Martin Edwards.
Oct 8, 18:31
Graeme Souness during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2013
Graeme Souness: 'I missed out on Peter Schmeichel, Eric Cantona'
Graeme Souness reveals that Liverpool missed out on signing Eric Cantona and Peter Schmeichel - who became Manchester United legends - while Reds manager.
Oct 8, 18:19
Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta clears from Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez during the FA Cup final on May 27, 2017
Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole selects a combined XI of Chelsea and Arsenal players ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between the London rivals at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 15, 12:18
Alexis Sanchez looking unhappy during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane - Five players in the spotlight
Sports Mole looks at five players who will be in the spotlight as Premier League football returns this weekend following the international break.
Sep 8, 17:48
Robbie Brady and Joey Barton in the Premier League match between Burnley and Chelsea on February 12, 2017
Joey Barton: 'Football Association oblivious to match fixing'
Joey Barton hits out at the Football Association for the length of his 18-month ban and claims that he is not alone in betting on football matches.
Jun 18, 19:46
Joey Barton and Georginio Wijnaldum during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool on March 12, 2017
Sean Dyche questions "harsh" 18-month ban for Joey Barton
Sean Dyche claims that the 18-month ban passed down to Joey Barton for betting on football matches is "harsh", but says that he respects the FA's decision.
Apr 27, 16:21
Luke Shaw and Sergio Aguero in action in the match between Manchester United and Manchester City on October 26, 2016
Preview: Manchester City vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Manchester derby between Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League.
Apr 26, 17:22
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Eric Cantona praises Zlatan Ibrahimovic for helping young teammates
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the "right older player" to help young teammates at Old Trafford.
Feb 26, 12:15
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after scoring during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Christophe Galtier: 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic like Eric Cantona'
Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier compares Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Red Devils legend Eric Cantona.
Feb 14, 14:34
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United can no longer raid rivals for best players'
Jose Mourinho believes that the days of Manchester United raiding their Premier League title rivals for their best players are over.
Feb 5, 10:24
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between France and Republic of Ireland on June 26, 2016
Antoine Griezmann 'promised Manchester United number seven shirt'
Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann is reportedly promised the club's iconic number seven shirt if he completes a switch from Atletico Madrid to Old Trafford.
Jan 22, 14:12
Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
Jamie Carragher hails "box office" Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher pays tribute to Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, comparing the Swede to Eric Cantona.
Jan 13, 22:44
Jesse Lingard celebrates his winner during the FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on May 21, 2016
Jesse Lingard 'growing in confidence' at Manchester United
Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard targets at least 10 goals this coming season after helping his side to two victories at Wembley in the past three months.
Aug 11, 11:59
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action during the Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on April 12, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I will be a god at Manchester United'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Eric Cantona that he will become a "god" at Manchester United.
Jul 18, 12:00
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Marcel Desailly slams Eric Cantona over Didier Deschamps comments
Former France defender Marcel Desailly criticises Eric Cantona after he appeared to suggest that players had been left out of the Euro 2016 squad for racial reasons.
Jun 7, 21:14
Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a forehand against Stanislas Wawrinka at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016
Andy Murray meets Eric Cantona after win at Roland Garros
Andy Murray says that he offered to take Eric Cantona for a tennis lesson after they met soon after the conclusion of his match with Stanislas Wawrinka at Roland Garros.
Jun 4, 10:43
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti backs Jose Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that Jose Mourinho will be a "fantastic signing" for Manchester United.
May 24, 20:59
Former footballer Eric Cantona attends a press conference announcing the Golden Foot laureates for 2012 at Grimaldi Forum on October 17, 2012
Eric Cantona: 'I love Jose Mourinho, but his style doesn't suit Manchester United'
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says that Jose Mourinho is not the right man to take over at Old Trafford.
May 24, 14:40
Anthony Martial celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton on April 3, 2016
Eric Cantona compares Anthony Martial to Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona compares Anthony Martial to former Brazil striker Ronaldo and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
May 21, 14:59
PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic does his best impression of a Picasso painting after scoring in the 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Jan 31, 2016
Peter Schmeichel urges Manchester United to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is desperate to see the club sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, comparing his potential impact to the one made by Eric Cantona.
May 17, 12:23
Dennis Irwin leads the Manchester United players off the field after they lost 4-0 to Barcelona on November 2, 1994
Manchester United's Champions League group exits: How they fared afterwards
Sports Mole looks at how each of Manchester United's three seasons have unfolded when they have been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.
Dec 9, 10:23
David Beckham of Manchester United in action during the Umbro Cup pre-season tournament between Ajax, Chelsea, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in Nottingham in 1996.
David Beckham: 'No.7 shirt should inspire Memphis Depay'
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham believes that Memphis Depay should be inspired, rather than intimidated, by the No.7 shirt.
Nov 18, 22:04
Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011.
Manchester derby: Top five Old Trafford clashes
Ahead of Sunday's meeting, Sports Mole picks out the top five Premier League Manchester derbies that have been played at Old Trafford.
Oct 22, 15:31
Former footballer Eric Cantona attends a press conference announcing the Golden Foot laureates for 2012 at Grimaldi Forum on October 17, 2012
Eric Cantona strips naked for magazine shoot
Former Manchester United and France striker Eric Cantona poses naked on the front of a magazine cover alongside wife Rachida Brakni.
Oct 16, 14:50
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of England (7) celebrates with Adam Lallana (11) as he scores their third goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E match between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadionas on October 12, 2015
100% European Championships qualifying records: How they fared
As England qualify for the European Championships with a 100% winning record, Sports Mole looks at the four other nations that have achieved that feat.
Oct 14, 11:53
Teddy Sheringham of Manchester United celebrates a goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Sheffield Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 6-1.
On this day: Man United's Teddy Sheringham nets first league Old Trafford goal
Eighteen years ago today, Teddy Sheringham scored his first Premier League goal at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player.
Oct 4, 08:00
Gary Neville in action for Manchester United on January 11, 2009.
Gary Neville: 'I'd add Schmeichel, Keane to Sir Alex Ferguson's world-class list'
Gary Neville believes that Peter Schmeichel and Roy Keane should have been included in Sir Alex Ferguson's list of world-class players that he managed.
Sep 29, 06:11
David Beckham in action for Manchester United against Celtic in 2001.
David Beckham: 'I know I was not world class'
After Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that he managed only four world-class players at Manchester United, David Beckham insists that he was never at that level.
Sep 24, 21:33
Manchester United's English defender Rio Ferdinand gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United on October 28, 2012
Rio Ferdinand challenges Sir Alex Ferguson over 'world-class' statement
Rio Ferdinand challenges Sir Alex Ferguson after his former boss left him off the list of four "world-class" players that the Scot managed in his time at Old Trafford.
Sep 24, 18:42
Former footballer Eric Cantona attends a press conference announcing the Golden Foot laureates for 2012 at Grimaldi Forum on October 17, 2012
Ex-Manchester United star Eric Cantona wants to house refugee family for two years
Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona pledges to house a refugee family for "at least" two years.
Sep 23, 10:47
Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 39, attends a press conference during a promotional trip in Singapore on March 22, 2014
On this day: Paul Scholes nets brace on senior Manchester United debut
Twenty-one years ago today, Paul Scholes marked his Manchester United debut by scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over Port Vale in the League Cup.
Sep 21, 08:00
Manchester United players celebrate an own goal by Leeds United keeper Nigel Martyn (kneeling, right), during an English Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds, 7th September 1996
On this day: Manchester United's Eric Cantona returns to haunt Leeds United
Nineteen years ago today, Eric Cantona scored against his former club Leeds United in a 4-0 Manchester United win at Elland Road.
Sep 7, 08:00
Dimitri Payet scores West Ham's first against Leicester on August 15, 2015
Dimitri Payet: 'One day I might be as good as Thierry Henry, David Ginola'
Dimitri Payet speaks about his admiration for fellow French players such as Thierry Henry, David Ginola, and Eric Cantona.
Aug 29, 06:13
28 Mar 1998: David Beckham of Manchester United stands with his arms outstretched during an FA Carling Premiership match against Wimbledon
On this day: Man United's David Beckham lobs Neil Sullivan from halfway line
Nineteen years ago today, Manchester United winger David Beckham scored from the halfway line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
Aug 17, 08:00
Teddy Sheringham of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United played at White Hart Lane in London, England on September 15, 2002
On this day: Teddy Sheringham misses penalty on Manchester United debut
Eighteen years ago today, Teddy Sheringham missed a penalty on his Manchester United debut against former club Tottenham Hotspur.
Aug 10, 09:34
Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay (2nd R) celebrates with Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (R) after United take the lead due to an own goal from Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kyle Walker (L) during the English Prem
Memphis Depay: 'I can live up to pressures of number seven shirt'
Memphis Depay vows to restore pride to Manchester United's iconic number seven shirt following Angel di Maria's exit.
Aug 10, 00:36
Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay poses with a scarf for a photograph as he is officially unveiled as a Manchester United player at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England on July 10, 2015
Manchester United winger Memphis Depay given number seven shirt
Manchester United confirm that summer signing Memphis Depay will wear the club's iconic number seven shirt this season.
Aug 7, 13:15
Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United during an International Champions Cup game in San Jose on July 21, 2015
Report: Memphis Depay wants to take number seven shirt at Manchester United
Manchester United's Memphis Depay reportedly wants to swap from the number nine to the number seven shirt this season.
Aug 5, 21:32
Former footballer Eric Cantona attends a press conference announcing the Golden Foot laureates for 2012 at Grimaldi Forum on October 17, 2012
Eric Cantona backs Bath City community scheme buyout
Eric Cantona buys shares in Bath City in a scheme aimed at saving the National League South side.
Jul 29, 15:35



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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