May 24, 2021 – 10:59 am

He had his own way of playing, of scoring goals by making his opponents seem simply not good enough. Unfortunately, he could never help himself

of Andrea Sereni

Prophetic and braggart, balloon artist, actor and provocateur, angry and insane: here, everything is not enough to describe Eric Cantona well, who turns 55 today, May 24. I’m not a man, I’m Cantona, says a line from Ken Loach’s film about his relationship with Manchester United fans. The team that allowed him to show all his qualities, the negative ones (which he hadn’t actually hidden in France) but above all the positive ones. His own way of playing, of scoring goals by making his opponents seem simply not good enough. But Cantona not only spells, flying kicks and fights. truth spat in his face without hesitation, an aggressive sincerity that in 1987, at the age of 21, made him say that football counts too little in my life to prostitute me. He has never changed, he has never betrayed himself.

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May 24, 2021 | 10:59

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