Fiery, passionate and richly talented, Eric Cantona became the talisman for a Manchester United team that won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup doubles in the 1990s.

The French international arrived at Old Trafford like a whirlwind. Former team-mate Roy Keane remembers his first sight of him in November 1992 after he was signed for £1.2 million.

‘Collar turned up, back straight, chest stuck out, Eric glided into the arena as if he owned the place,’ said the Reds’ legend.

How well do you remember mercurial forward Cantona and his fellow footballers of the 90s? Why not test your knowledge in our popular quiz and compare your score with friends?

 

From which club did Manchester United sign Eric Cantona in November 1992?

Cantona
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How many senior internationals did Cantona play for France?

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Cantona’s team-mate David Beckham made his senior debut for Manchester United in what year?

David Beckham FA Cup Final 1996
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How many league matches did Cantona play for Manchester United from 1992 to 1997?

Eric Cantona and Alex Ferguson
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Midfielder Roy Keane was in the same United side as Cantona from 1993 to 1997. From which club did Keane join the Red Devils for a then British transfer record of £3.75 million?

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As well as playing footballer, Cantona is known for being an actor, director, producer and sometime philosopher. What role he play in the 1998 film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett?

Eric Cantona and co-star at Seve Evets
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Who directed the 2009 movie Looking for Eric in which Cantona played himself?

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In which French city was Cantona born in May 1966?

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Eric Cantona recently appeared in a prominent TV advertising campaign for which beer?

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Cantona was banned from football for eight months in January 1995 for aiming a kung-fu kick at a heckler in the crowd. At the resulting press conference he made his famous comment: ‘When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.’ At which ground did the incident occur?

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