Présentation de l'éditeur
Sir Alex Ferguson once said of Eric: "He was born to play for United. Some players, with respected and established reputations, are cowed and broken by the size and expectations. Not Eric. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as if to ask: `I'm Cantona, how big are you? Are you big enough for me?'" But just how much do you know about this iconic Manchester United legend who strutted around the Old Trafford pitch, the collar of his No.7 shirt turned up, chest stuck out, his imperious look, theatrical swagger and consummate poise? Did you know that Michel Platini, Eric’s French national team manager, once suggested to Graeme Souness that he should sign Eric for Liverpool? But Souness, the Liverpool manager from 1991-94, turned the offer down. And did you know Eric scored 82 goals for Manchester United in 185 appearances, 56 with his right foot, 10 with his left foot and 14 with his head? Or maybe you knew that Eric Cantona, nicknamed Le Roi (the King) by Manchester United fans won 3 consecutive League
Championship medals with 3 different teams; Marseilles in 1991, Leeds United in 1992 and Manchester United in 1993. Or you may have known that Eric was born in Marseille, France on 24 May 1966. His family home was a cave and it is said that it was once a look-out post for the Germans during the Second World War. The site for the family home was chosen during the mid-1950s by Eric's paternal grandmother, Lucienne, whose husband, Joseph, was a stonemason. This e-book is written by a fan who like so many other Reds, had the privilege of watching Eric play for United. In John’s most fitting tribute to Le Roi you will learn a lot of interesting things about Eric which will rekindle so many wonderful fond memories of one of the greatest players ever to play for Manchester United.