Eric Cantona Day! World celebrates anniversary of legend's Man Utd transfer

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The Red Devils legend teamed up with Sir Alex Ferguson on this day 24 years ago, marking the start of a winning era at Old Trafford

It's been 24 years to the day since Eric Cantona signed for Manchester United - and supporters were out in force to pay tribute to the Frenchman's impact at Old Trafford.

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Cantona moved to the Red Devils on November 26, 1992 from Leeds United and was instrumental that season, helping Sir Alex Ferguson's men to their maiden Premier League title.

The striker netted nine times over the latter stages of that campaign that was the birth of a modern-day legacy at the club that few have since matched.

The following season led to even more fortune for United and Cantona as he fired them to a Premier League and FA Cup double.

After a ban from football for the latter stages of the 1994-95 campaign following his infamous 'kung-fu kick' on Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons, he led the club to another league and cup double the next season.

He sealed his place in club folklore with his colourful comments to the press while his exploits on the pitch helped, including that famous chip in a 5-0 win over Sunderland.

His Premier League triumph as captain in his final season there, in 1996-97, took his entire trophy haul at the club to nine.

Cantona left the club that year after announcing his retirement from football, aged just 30, but leaving a legacy at United that would go down in history.

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