Date: 3rd August 2011 at 10:14pm
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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.”


5 responses to ““When a player leaves, you think the club won’t win any more. But they still do.””

  1. Jamali says:

    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.

  2. great player for united

  3. abdul says:

    spoken like a true legend. All hail Eric, the king!!!

  4. unitedFixation says:

    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.

  5. 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.