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Eric Cantona hints at possible role at Manchester United

Eric Cantona has said Manchester United “remains full in my heart” and hinted he would be interested in a role under the club’s new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Former United forward Cantona won four Premier League titles and two FA Cups with United before retiring as a player in 1997.

In an interview with the Big Issue before the release of his live album later this month, Cantona Sings Eric, the Frenchman said he did not have the time to be a coach when asked if there was a role for him at Old Trafford.

“I am involved in too many things I really love to be a manager,” he said.

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“In everything I do I work hard to give 100% so that I am able to have the confidence and to enjoy.

“So I don’t have the time to be manager. But maybe something else…”

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Ratcliffe completed a £1.25bn deal to buy a 27.7% stake in United last month and Cantona is confident the club will be challenging for major honours again.

“For sure with Jim Ratcliffe I think we come back as the best,” the 57-year-old said.

Pic: Reuters
Image: Pic: Reuters

“The way you drive the club is important. Ratcliffe, who is a fan of United since forever, is a great businessman of course, but is also very passionate about sport.”

Cantona, who embarked on an acting career following retirement, added: “I always knew that I will do something in art, any kind of arts, painting, photography, acting. Music is the last one.

“Music, it’s the closest thing to the excitement we can have when we play football. Music touches you. Every one of us. I don’t think it’s a human being that creates music. Music is a part of a human being.”

Cantona’s live album of self-written songs, Cantona Sings Eric, will be released on 29 March.

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