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Man Utd legend Eric Cantona joins Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer after being inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame


MANCHESTER UNITED legend Eric Cantona has become the third inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

The 54-year-old follows inaugural inductees Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer after a glittering career in England.

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is the latest inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is the latest inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame
French icon Cantona won the Premier League title four times in five years before retiring in 1997

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French icon Cantona won the Premier League title four times in five years before retiring in 1997Credit: Getty – Contributor

Cantona linked up with the Red Devils from Leeds in November 1992 after helping the Whites win the First Division title.

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And his impact at Old Trafford was immediate as he was instrumental in United winning their first-top flight championship since 1967.

In total, the French icon won four Premier League titles in five years before retiring in 1997 at the age of 30.

Cantona – who chipped in with 70 goals and 56 assists 156 outings for both United and Leeds – is the first of six inductees voted by fans from a 23-man shortlist.

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And Cantona has joked he isn’t surprised about being inducted as he thanked those that voted for him.

He told the Premier League: “I feel very happy and very proud – and at the same time, I’m not surprised!

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“I would have been surprised not to be elected. You know, I’m not surprised.”

Before adding: “It is very important to have an honour like this. I play football, I love football, I dreamt about football when I was a kid.

Cantona was inducted into the Hall of Fame after being voted for by supporters

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Cantona was inducted into the Hall of Fame after being voted for by supporters
Former Leeds star Cantona scored 70 Premier League goals in 156 outings

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Former Leeds star Cantona scored 70 Premier League goals in 156 outingsCredit: Getty

“Of course, to play in England was a dream.

“It’s a dream of everybody, and playing in the Premier League, so I have to say thanks to all the people who voted for me – the older generation and your generation, everybody.

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“Which is very important because as I tell you it was a long time ago, and sometimes people forget!”

Five more players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this week following a two-week voting period.

Notable people from the 23-man shortlist include Arsenal legends Tony Adams and Dennis Bergkamp, Chelsea pair John Terry and Frank Lampard and Liverpool icons Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler.

 

 

 

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