Eric Cantona attempts to troll Liverpool

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There's a very good reason why Eric Cantona is still known as 'King Eric' in certain parts of Manchester.

Never has someone been better suited to Manchester United's No. 7 shirt than the famous French forward, who scored 82 goals in 185 appearances across all competitions between 1992-97.

Cantona was also one of the best at saving his greatest performances for the Red Devils' big rivals - none more so than Liverpool.

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His various tussles with ex-Liverpool defender Neil Ruddock in particular, are remembered as one of the great match-ups in the Premier League.

And even almost 20 years after retiring from the game, Cantona is still aiming digs at the team from Merseyside.

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The former French international was reflecting on some of his career highlights and believes Liverpool feared playing against him.

"You should ask Liverpool fans whether I ever had a poor game against their team. United always won," Cantona told The New Straits Times.

The 50-year-old clearly still has the confidence that played such a big part of his game but it appears his memory might not be quite as sharp.


While his 'United always won' statement is almost true, he must have forgotten the 2-0 defeat at Anfield in 1995.

Admittedly, out of eight matches, that was Cantona's only loss, with five wins and two draws so United fans will probably let him off.

Those of you who weren't lucky enough to watch Cantona in his prime might recall him being the player in question to launch a kung-fu kick towards a fan after being sent off in a game against Crystal Palace - earning him an eight-month ban.

However, arguably his other most iconic moment in a United shirt came against Liverpool in the 1996 FA Cup final.

He scored the only goal in the 86th minute with a sweetly struck half-volley from outside the box.

Despite being spat at by some Liverpool supporters after the game, Cantona insists that was his best goal.

He added: "The goal in the FA Cup final against Liverpool is my greatest ever. I volleyed home the winning goal."

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