26 years ago today, Manchester United signed a certain Eric Cantona from Leeds United.
The enigmatic Frenchman set the Red Devils back just £1.2million. Considering how he proved to be the catalyst for ending United’s 26-year wait for a top-flight title in his fist season, starred in two double-winning campaigns and laid the foundations for decades of success under Sir Alex Ferguson, Cantona’s Old Trafford switch has to be considered one of the best pieces of transfer business ever.
In the above video, our friends at Football Whispers pick out Cantona’s fine finest United moments.
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by Tom Bodell