Sir Alex’s addition of the Frenchman in Novemeber 1992 is looked as the catalyst to United’s dominance of the Premier League, and whilst only at United for 5 years the impact of his spell is still felt.
A steal from rivals Leeds for £1.2m, Cantona would help himself to four PL titles and 2 FA Cup on the way to cementing his place in Manchester United history, but for good reason.
A leader, Cantona played with a style that is unmatched and the upturned collar of the #7 shirt is symbolic of this.
Affectionately referred to as King Eric, Cantona turns 46 today so here is a look back at just one of the many aspects that saw him ascend to the throne at Old Trafford – goals!
Happy Birthday Eric!