Premier League: Former Man Utd forward Eric Cantona inducted into Premier League ‘Hall of Fame’- Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has been named in Premier League Hall of Fame. The Frenchman has won 4 titles at Old Trafford, Manchester. In his Man Utd career, Cantona scored 70 goals in 156 appearances before bidding adieu in May 1997.
“Commanding and charismatic, a master of counter-attacking football and one of the greatest players the Premier League has seen Eric Cantona is inducted to the #PLHallOfFame,” the official handle of Premier League tweeted.
Commanding and charismatic, a master of counter-attacking football and one of the greatest players the Premier League has seen
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 18, 2021
“I am very happy and very proud and at the same time, I am not surprised! Of course, to play in England was a dream. It is a dream of everybody to play in the Premier League,” he added,” said 54-year-old Cantona as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I have been lucky to play in this [Manchester United] team with wonderful players, a wonderful manager and wonderful fans. It was the football I dreamt about because Manchester United is a club where they want to win things but in a good way. It was like this in the time of Matt Busby. This is the identity of this club, the philosophy of this club,” he added.
Cantona played a key role for Manchester United in the 90s under Sir Alex Ferguson and the club dominate the premier league after ending 26-year-old title drought.
Last month, Former France forward Thierry Henry and Ex-England striker Alan Shearer were among the first players to be named in the Hall of Fame.
Who were on the 23-man shortlist for the next six Hall of Fame inductees?
Tony Adams, David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Sol Campbell, Eric Cantona, Andrew Cole, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Matt Le Tissier, Michael Owen, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, John Terry, Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Patrick Viera, Ian Wright.
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