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23rd Dec 2015

Man United’s Schneiderlin shares his thoughts on “legend” Cantona

Tom Victor

Morgan Schneiderlin knows exactly how to endear himself to the Manchester United faithful.

The Frenchman arrived from Southampton for £24m, and has channeled another of the club’s Gallic stars.

Schneiderlin recalls watching  Eric Cantona playing at Old Trafford in an interview with United’s programme, making reference to the title-winner’s memorable chip against Sunderland in 1996.

Eric Cantona of Manchester United

“He’s a United legend because of everything he did for this club but he was so special because he had a different character,” Schneiderlin says.

“He was someone that you had to respect because of the way he was. Some people walk into a room and you say: ‘Wow, he has something special’. Eric had that – it was just inside him.”