Manchester United legend Eric Cantona arrested for assault

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Eric Cantona was arrested and cautioned on suspicion of common assault in central London on Wednesday, reports the Daily Star.

The Manchester United legend grew famous for his foul temper while at Old Trafford and it seems that side of him has yet to wear off despite hanging up his boots 17-years-old.

Cantona was taken into custody by police on Wednesday afternoon following an altercation in Primrose Hill.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Police were called to Regents Park Road, NW1, at 12.55pm on Wednesday 12th March, following reports of an assault.

"Officers from Camden Borough attended and a man in his mid-40s was arrested on suspicion of common assault.

"He was taken into custody and subsequently cautioned for common assault."

Manchester United fans will remember the 47-year-old for a series of outstanding goals and is regarded as one of the most talented players to ever wear the famous red shirt.

Cantona won four Premier League titles and two FA Cups whilst playing under Sir Alex Ferguson before announcing his retirement in shock circumstances at the tender age of 30.

This is also not the first time to Old Trafford legend has been accused of assault. His infamous "kung-fu kick" on Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons in 1995 led to a conviction for assault and an eight-month ban from the FA. He was also fined £10,000.

The Frenchman famously said in a press conference after the incident: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

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