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42 Famous Eric Cantona Quotes (MAN UTD)

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I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.
I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.
I see the world become so uniform. Everybody has to be the same. I like people who are different.
I see the world become so uniform. Everybody has to be the same. I like people who are different.
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
Become a legend? But I am already.
Become a legend? But I am already.
There can only be one king in Manchester, you can be the prince if you want [when Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed for Man Utd in 2016].
There can only be one king in Manchester, you can be the prince if you want [when Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed for Man Utd in 2016].

“The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that’s a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it can only spur everyone on.”

Eric Cantona
I am not a man, I am Cantona.
I am not a man, I am Cantona.
My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.
My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.
I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I'm going to win.
I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I’m going to win.
I'm so proud the fans still sing my name, but I fear tomorrow they will stop. I fear it because I love it. And everything you love, you fear you will lose.
I’m so proud the fans still sing my name, but I fear tomorrow they will stop. I fear it because I love it. And everything you love, you fear you will lose.

8 Eric Cantona Quotes on Football (SOCCER)

“If you have only one passion in life – football – and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.”

Eric Cantona
Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second.
Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second.
When you arrive in England for football it’s a paradise.
When you arrive in England for football it’s a paradise.
We knew that you don't get to be world champions without a struggle.
We knew that you don’t get to be world champions without a struggle.
I didn't want really to be involved in a normal soccer club.
I didn’t want really to be involved in a normal soccer club.
Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.
Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.
I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.
I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.
You retire, but you're still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn't have the desire to do that anymore.
You retire, but you’re still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn’t have the desire to do that anymore.

2 Eric Cantona Quotes on Manchester United

I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard.
I found leaving Manchester United very, very hard.
Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world.
Manchester United is stronger than anybody in the world.

2 Eric Cantona Quotes on Other Football Players

Deschamps gets by because he always gives 100 percent, but he will never be anything more than a water carrier.
Deschamps gets by because he always gives 100 percent, but he will never be anything more than a water carrier.
I always wanted to play against the best.
I always wanted to play against the best.

9 Inspirational Eric Cantona Quotes About Life

“Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.”

Eric Cantona
If someone is too perfect they won't look good. Imperfection is important.
If someone is too perfect they won’t look good. Imperfection is important.
When times are difficult, I tell myself, 'I'm just passing through.'
When times are difficult, I tell myself, ‘I’m just passing through.’
I'm lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.
I’m lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.
My ancestors were fighters, something I have inherited.
My ancestors were fighters, something I have inherited.
Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.
Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it’s very important to express it – which doesn’t necessarily mean hitting someone.
We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.
We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.
I think life is a big game we play.
I think life is a big game we play.
I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could, I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.
I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could, I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.

8 Eric Cantona Quotes that will Make You Think

We have nearly 30 players who could have been elected. Me, it’s different. If you have to elect one, it’s me. The other ones are all great. Me, I am exceptional!
We have nearly 30 players who could have been elected. Me, it’s different. If you have to elect one, it’s me. The other ones are all great. Me, I am exceptional!
It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.
It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible.
You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.
You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.
I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.
I’m proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life.
In England, your life is your life.
In England, your life is your life.
I am Cantona. I can go as I want.
I am Cantona. I can go as I want.
Leaving a club is like leaving a woman. When you have nothing left to say, you go.
Leaving a club is like leaving a woman. When you have nothing left to say, you go.
If I wanted a lot of personal attention, I would have taken up tennis – or found myself a nice girl to play mixed doubles with.
If I wanted a lot of personal attention, I would have taken up tennis – or found myself a nice girl to play mixed doubles with.

3 Eric Cantona Quotes on the Financial World

It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads.
It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads.
The real fans of football come from the working class. Now they cannot afford to come and watch the game.
The real fans of football come from the working class. Now they cannot afford to come and watch the game.
We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It's a massive pressure that affects us all.
We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It’s a massive pressure that affects us all.

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