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Cantona: My Story
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Cantona: My Story

Price per Unit (piece): HK$30.00


Author: Eric Cantona
Publisher: Headline
Format: Hardback USED
ISBN: 0747210403

'Ooh, aah, Cantona!' - the chant has been heard wherever the charismatic and controversial Frenchman has played since he arrived at Elland Road in February 1992, bringing a new level of flair and excitement to English football. First, he helped Leeds United to the Championship and then he stunned the soccer world by moving to Manchester United, where he inspired the club to its first league title in 26 years. Rarely can any player have had such an immediate impact.

However, Eric Cantona's story is much more than a straightforward tale of success. His early career in France is littered with disputes with club authorities and the French FA. Self-assured yet hyper-sensitive, he has always valued his privacy, but here he finally gives his English fans an insight into what really motivates him, what his interests are, his thoughts on his team-mates and managers, and reveals the real reasons behind his move to Old Trafford - an event that has spawned so many wild rumours. He explains why playing for United has meant so much to him, following in the footsteps of Manchester's great legends, and how the club's supporters have made him feel at home in a foreign land.

He has many interests beyond football: which other soccer player would describe the French symbolist poet Rimbaud as his hero? As well as poetry, his other hobbies include painting, collecting art and hunting. He has a philosophical approach to life that has found its spiritual home in England, a country he has rapidly grown to love. This is the fascinating and revealing autobiography of a man whose career has often teetered on the brink of ruin, but who has now established himself as one of the greatest players in Europe.


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Last Updated: 25 June 2017