Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
Manchester United great Eric Cantona has become the third player to be inducted into the new Premier League Hall of Fame.
He reacted to the news in the most Cantona way possible, by saying in response: “I am very happy and very proud, but at the same time I am not surprised.
“I would’ve been surprised not to be elected!
‘I think maybe there are nearly 30 players who could’ve been elected. Me, it’s different. If you have to elect one, it’s me.
‘But the other ones are all great. Me? I’m exceptional.’
“I have been lucky to play in this team, with wonderful players, a wonderful manager and wonderful fans. We won and it was the football I dreamed about because Manchester United, it’s a club where they want to win things but in a good way.”
The former French striker becomes just the third ex-player to be inducted, joining Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, following his glittering career in England which saw him score 70 goals in 156 Premier League appearances and claim four league titles.
Former England striker Alan Shearer and ex-France forward Thierry Henry became the first players announced into the Premier League Hall of Fame last month.
The honour recognises players who have demonstrated an exceptional record of on-pitch success and have made important contributions in the division since its creation in 1992.
In order to be eligible for induction, players must have been retired by August 1, 2020.
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