As Eric Cantona makes a long awaited return to Manchester with the New York Cosmos, he has sung the praise of the man who has brought him back to Old Trafford.
Cantona will lead a ‘star studded’ New York Cosmo team against Manchester United at Old Trafford to honour the career of Paul Scholes on Friday and whilst he feels the now retired midfielder was a special talent he has tipped United to survive his departure.
Speaking to FIFA.Com, The King said:
“I knew Paul when he was young.
“He started here with us. He has been a great player. He could play anywhere, midfield, up front, he could score goals, make them, defend, tackle. He could do anything.
“He is a great player. I am very proud of him. But you can replace any player, especially at a club like Manchester United, with a great manager like Ferguson. When a player leaves, you think the club won’t win any more. But they still do.
“They have a great history and they work a lot every day so any player can be replaced. Paul is still a great player. But I left, [Cristiano] Ronaldo left, [Mark] Hughes left, [David] Beckham left, and United are still one of the best clubs in the world.”
King Eric, a true legend, icon. Now that Robson is no more our ambassador, I think that King Eric would be best suited for that role.
great player for united
spoken like a true legend. All hail Eric, the king!!!
He always seems to make sense whenever he speaks out .. unlike other legends (maradonna,pele,platini etc). A true legend who speaks from the heart. Scholes is the same. There is something about United legends that distinguishes them from the others.
The sly reeds whisper to the overnight A name– her name- And all of my thoughts and soul is a joy, A swoon of failure.