It wasn’t only Manchester United fans who were giddy at Eric Cantona being back at Old Trafford this weekend, players past and present were just as excited.
After the 1-1 draw with Leicester City, Man United’s players didn’t miss out on the opportunity to get a picture alongside one of our greatest ever players.
I mean, look at Ander Herrera – he looks like a kid in a sweet shop. Genuine fanboy moments and memories for the players which I suppose is refreshing to see because they are rarely on the other side of that.
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) May 1, 2016
— Bastian Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) May 1, 2016
It wasn’t just current players who got a picture with Cantona as former United keeper and team-mate of King Eric also got one, Peter Schmeichel.
Boys are back in town???? pic.twitter.com/wU0Yh99v3T
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) May 1, 2016
I don’t think there are many, potentially any, former United players who create as much of a buzz as Cantona does just by turning up and that’s because he is still such a maverick. I mean, look at him – he turned up at United looking like he’d just had a weekend stag do in Dublin and hadn’t gone home but still had everyone fawning over him. What a man.