Eric Cantona stars in brilliant video ripping into Lionel Messi

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Eric Cantona has reprised his role as the self-appointed Commissioner of Football in quite magnificent fashion this weekend by starring in another video for Eurosport.

The former football star shot back into the limelight last summer by commenting on some of football's big issues during the European Championships in a series of dramatic short videos.

And after taking a brief break, Cantona has returned to our screens with another majestic/crazy performance.

Prepare yourselves for arguably one of the strangest things you are likely to witness in 2016.

This time, Cantona produces a rousing speech covering a wide range of topics including Manchester United's current plight, Mesut Ozil's goal against Ludogorets and Lionel Messi's hairstyle.

You can watch the full video below as the ex-Man Utd legend - wearing an unbuttoned shirt - offers his support to his old team and their misfiring stars.

Cantona said: "The Special One, The Swedish one, the most expensive one, the one who stole my number, the one with the hair transplant. All these ones don't make a whole yet.

"But give them a little credit. Football is not a f*****g science. Plus, Mourinho's nemesis Pep and Arsene are co-leading the Premiership so I strongly doubt that Jose is going to give up.

"Hang in there Jose, it could be worse! You could be coaching Sunderland!"

If that wasn't good enough, Cantona's description of Ozil's stunning goal from Tuesday was even better.

The German scored a late winner by breaking through on goal, chipping the goalkeeper and humiliating two other defenders before finishing into the empty net.

But we prefer Cantona's explanation.

He added: "The goal by Ozil for Arsenal in the Champions League was like a pure football orgasm. It sent shivers down my spine.

"A lob over the keeper, a swing of the hips, Shakira -style, hips don't lie and a gentle ball in the corner of the net.

"Sometimes football is truly an art."

To finish off with our personal highlight, Cantona had a go at Messi's stylist and sounded less than convinced by the Argentine's new look.

"What's up with Leo Messi?" he continued, while not even looking at the camera.

"Bleach blonde hair, red beard? Did he become the lead singer of a boys' band? When he got the tattoo I was concerned, but this?

"Whoever did that to him should be ashamed. You turned our hero into a poor man's Justin Bieber!

"Shame on you!"

Well said King Eric! You can see why he fancied himself as an actor for long!

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