- Eric Cantona could be making a sensational return to United
- The Manchester United legend scored 82 goals for the club during his five-year-spell
- Reports say United chiefs want the former captain as an ambassador
Manchester United icon Eric Cantona could be making a remarkable return to the Old Trafford club as reports say the club top shots are planning on bringing him back for an ambassadorial role, Daily Mail reports.
The Frenchman is arguably the most idolised legend at the club as United ponder on bringing him back to join other club legends including Denis Irwin and Bryan Robson who are already ambassadors.
The return of 'King Eric' would be a massive return for fans as he is regarded as one of the greatest signings of Sir Alex Ferguson.
He joined Manchester United in 1992 from Premier League rivals Leeds United and scored a massive 82 goals in his five-year reign with the Red Devils.
He won two FA Cup titles, four Premier League titles as well as three Charity (Community) Shields.
His return will help the club preserve memories, their culture and the past.
Recall that Cantona was pictured with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a Champions League tie between Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League last season.
However, Cantona was infamously known for kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan back in January 1995.
The fan had abused him and then the player reacted by jumping over the advert billboard and planted his boot unto the fan. He was consequently banned for 9 months.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Paul Ince has praised new Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes for his impressive start to life at Old Trafford saying he could be like club heroes Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona.
The Portugal international has taken the Theatre of Dreams by storm since his €55 million (£47m/$60m) move from Sporting during the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old already has three goals to his credit in his eight appearances for the club and was instrumental in United’s 2-0 win over City in the Manchester Derby where he assisted Anthony Martial in the first goal.
Ince praised the Portuguese star saying he is already showing glimpses of a great player and that if he continues the same way, he would match some of the club’s greats.
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