United Star: “Cantona Was The King, He Is A Legend”

By on July 10, 2011

Manchester United full back Patrice Evra admits Eric Cantona had a big influence on his career at Old Trafford.

The French international recalls watching the former United legend on TV, but it wasn’t until he arrived at OT that he released the impact left by the audacious striker. In an interview to mark the launch of United’s official French-language website, Evra said:

“I already knew Cantona was ‘The King’ but I really discovered who he was when I arrived here. He is a legend.

“If French football players like me succeed at United, it is him who first opened the doors for us. We will never thank him enough for that.

“During my first season, I watched lots of Eric’s DVDs and told myself ‘you now know what the United fans are expecting from the French players.'”

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  1. Kev

    July 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Best ever.

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