The Poster: Eric Cantona | The King of Manchester and a Kung Fu Master

This striking poster of Eric Cantona is a must-have for any Manchester United fan. The enigmatic striker was one of the most influential players of his generation, and this poster captures him in all his glory. With a beautiful image and insightful quotes from The King himself, this poster is perfect for any wall. So if you want to be inspired by the greatest footballer ever to wear the Red Devils shirt, then look no further than this Eric Cantona Poster.


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Poster of Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona is a name that is synonymous with Manchester United. He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the club's history, and his influence is still felt today. Nicknamed "The King of Manchester," he had a successful career playing for some of Europe's top clubs, including Manchester United and Leeds United. 

Cantona's Career

Born in Marseille, France, in 1966, Eric Cantona started his professional career with Auxerre in 1983. He quickly established himself as a talented young player and was snapped up by first division club Nantes the following year. After four seasons with Nantes, he joined Olympique de Marseille, where he won the French league title in 1991.

In 1992, Cantona had a brief but successful spell with English club Leeds United. He helped the team win the league title that year. He then joined their fierce rivals Manchester United which saw a lot of chaos amongst the Leeds fans.

Legacy and influence on Manchester United today

Eric Cantona built his legacy at Manchester United and is now considered to be one of the best players in the club's history. He was part of Fergie's team that started the two-decade ling dominance for United in English football. He helped the team win four Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and two League Cups. He scored 81 goals in 181 appearances for the club. His influence is still felt at the club today, with many of the current players citing him as an inspiration.

Cantona made an early retirement from football in 1997, but he remains an iconic figure at Manchester United. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame and has a legacy that won't be forgotten for a very long time.

In recent years, Cantona has taken up acting and has appeared in several films, including Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric." He also served a brief spell as the director of football at the New York Cosmos.

Eric The Hooligan?

While Eric Cantona had a very successful career, he was also known for his temper. He was involved in several on-field altercations and has even been suspended several times. While everyone remembers his infamous "kung-fu kick" in the 1994-95 season which was directed towards a Crystal Palace supporter for which he received an 8-month ban wasn't the first instance Cantona lost his cool. During his time at Auxerre, he lost his temper at Nantes player Michel Der Zakarian launching a kick towards him for which he received a two-month ban. His time at Leeds was cut off partly because of his temper problems, especially with then-manager Howards Wilkinson.

While some may say that Cantona's attitude led him down in his career, others argue that it was his character that made him the striker that he was.

Despite this, Cantona is still revered by Manchester United fans and is considered to be one of the club's greatest ever players.

The King of Manchester will always be remembered for his talent, his passion, and his temper. He was a true pioneer of the game and his influence is still felt today.

Quotes from Eric Cantona that show his unique personality

We couldn't go without mentioning some of Cantona's memorable quotes both during and after his playing career that left all of us dumbfounded. Here are some of them:

"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

"For me, a club is like a family, and I cannot understand those who do not feel the same."

"I love football. It is like an art, but it is also like war. It is a game, but it is also a business."

"I am not a man of violence, but I respond to violence when it is necessary."

"Football is too serious to be taken seriously."

"I am not a rebel without a cause, but sometimes I think that it would be very interesting to see what would happen if I acted like one."

"I am not a man of words, I prefer actions."

Are you sure you're not a man of words Eric? Because we think so.