Eric Cantona Set For A Shocking Return To Manchester United
Eric Cantona could be the next in a long line of legends to make an emotional return to Manchester United.
The Frenchman is one of the most idolised legends in Old Trafford history and The Mirror are reporting United's hierarchy are discussing bringing him back in an ambassadorial role.
United already have a host of legends among their ambassadors including Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin but 'King Eric' would be a massive return for fans.
Cantona is often regarded as one of Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest ever signings and his impact on United was huge.
Known for his maverick personality, Cantona moved to United in 1992 joining from rivals Leeds United.
He scored 82 goals in five years for the Red Devils on the way to winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and three Charity (Community) Shields.
It would fit into United's current ethos of keeping club legends ingrained in their culture and remembering their past.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently the club's manager and is a big believer in the club returning to their roots after a fall from grace since Sir Alex's retirement.
The trio were pictured together following the club's Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last season.
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The 53-year-old is also infamously known for kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan back in January 1995.
Cantona had been abused by the fan during the game and he decided to retaliate by launching himself over the advertising boards at Selhurst Park and planting his boot into the spectator.
He received a nine month ban for the action and was a huge miss for United.
Former winger Lee Sharpe recalled the scene in the dressing room following the 1-1 draw.
"There's benches in the middle of the room with shirts and balls to be signed," Sharpe said, via Goal.
"Cups of tea and plates of sandwiches. They're sent fu**ing flying everywhere.
"We're getting scalded and getting egg sandwiches down the back of our necks. We look at each other, thinking,'Fuu**ing hell, Cantona is getting it here!'
"And then he starts, the manager. Fu**ing Pallister, you can't head anything, you can't tackle. Incey, where the f**k have you been? Sharpey, my grandmother runs f**king faster than you! ... You're all a f**king disgrace.
"Nine o'clock, tomorrow morning, I'm going to run your fu**ing balls off in training. F**king shocking. And Eric... you can't go round doing things like that son'."
Cantona was subsequently banned for nine months, making a by scoring a penalty against Liverpool at Old Trafford.
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