Eric Cantona

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Jose Mourinho signs a Manchester United soccer shirt held out by a fan as he leaves his house in London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Football clubs often affect a “way”. Mostly it’s a self-regard with little basis in match-to-match reality. But it remains an identity, something bigg(...)

Former France international Eric Cantona has questioned whether Didier Deschamps excluded some players from his Euro 2016 squad on the grounds of ethnicity. Photo: Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images

Eric Cantona has controversially suggested the ethnicity of Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa may have been a factor in the France manager Didier Desch(...)

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will renew their rivalry in Manchester next season. Photograph: Getty Images

Eric Cantona turned 50 on Tuesday and is still doing what he has always done best: playing the part of Eric Cantona to a tee. For Manchester United fa(...)

Johan (Hendrik Johannes) Cruyff, footballer, born 25 April 1947; died 24 March 2016

Johan Cruyff, who has died aged 68 of cancer, once said his qualities as a footballer were undetectable by a computer. It was surely true that a comp(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: “We have to score more goals  . . . but only one more than the opponent.” Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

For Manchester United, defence could prove the best way of mounting an attack on the Premier League title. After 12 games United have conceded (...)

Anthony Martial scored Manchester United’s equalizer against Moscow in the Champions League during the week. Photograph: AP.

Eric Cantona, who has a good line on most things, had a good line on the Manchester derby. “The Blues and the Reds invade the streets, and if your (...)

Michel Platini’s two million Swiss Franc payment from Fifa is the subject of criminal proceedings involving Sepp Blatter (left), with Platini’s status described by the Swiss attorney general as “in between a witness and accused person”. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/AFP photo

When, two summers ago, the magazine So Foot wished to mark its 10th anniversary, it devoted an issue to the great No 10s. Zico, Scifo, Zidane, Zola, R(...)

French former footballer Eric Cantona. Photograph:  Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona has told a French radio station that his grandparents’ experience fleeing war has inspired him to hou(...)

Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini: “In the past I played number 10 and number nine sometimes when I had to help the team,“ he said. “It’s not important where I play, it’s important to win the game.

Louis van Gaal will use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season and the Manchester United manager believes the erstwhile midfielder can be dange(...)

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