Eric Cantona is considered one of the greatest ever players of Manchester United. After settling in the first team and winning his first French international, Cantona moved to Marseille in 1988 for a record transfer, while french rate of 22 million francs.
Cantona was instrumental Marseille won the Cup and the French top flight, but as he stood in football, his disciplinary record on and off the field was poor. Unfortunately, things have not improved in Nîmes, and Cantona was suspended for a month in December 1991, when he threw the ball at a referee, and at a disciplinary hearing, the ban was extended to three months after insulting the committee in response to the Eric Cantona announced his retirement from football.
After much persuasion Cantona decided to reopen career in football in England, and he joined Leeds United in a £ 900,000 transfer from Nimes. Its effect on the team was immediate, as was Leeds to win the title of the first division, but he made only 15 appearances and scored three goals in the 1,992 title winning team, Cantona's contribution was decisive Leeds to win the championship.
Cantona scored a hat-trick for Leeds against Liverpool in a charity match in 1992 at Wembley and then scored another hat-trick against Tottenham in the Premier League a few weeks later, which was the first hat-trick to be scored newly formed Premier League. Cantona, then signed for Manchester United in November 1992 in an agreement to transfer £ 1.2m.
Cantona quickly settled into the team of the States, and he turned the season for United when they were going to win the inaugural Premier League to ten points ahead. He also became the first player to win consecutive titles with different teams. It was not just his goal scoring that attracted much attention, but his creative game that had so many scoring opportunities for the team. It was the first title Manchester United League since 1967.
During the 1993-94 season United retained the Premier League, and they also beat Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup, with Cantona scoring two penalties in a 4-0 victory emphatic, he also received the player of the FA year. United lost an incredible hat-trick when he lost in the final of the League Cup for Aston Villa.
During the 1994-95 season Cantona continued his impressive form as United pushed for a third consecutive title in the Premier League. This resulted Cantona being banned from football for a total of eight months and fined £ 30,000. United lost the title to Blackburn Rovers this season.
United also won the FA Cup, beating Liverpool 1-0 in the final thanks to a great goal from Cantona with five minutes remaining the game.
Cantona was captain of Manchester United at the start of the 1996-1997 season, which saw United again claim the Premier League title, had already won four titles in five years with United, and two FA Cups.
To the surprise of the World Cup, he announced his retirement from football at the end of the season, at the age of 30 after 185 matches and scoring 82 goals for the club, despite some controversial moments of his career he was a true legend Manchester United.