Eric Cantona has admitted he’s “afraid” of the day the club’s faithful stop singing about him.
The King won four Premier League titles with Manchester United as he amazed fans both on and off the pitch.
For us, he is forever part of the club’s history.
He now says he is trying to brace himself for the day he’s forgotten at Old Trafford — a day we can’t imagine.
“I feel proud, I feel great and I feet a bit afraid that they will stop — because they will stop one day,” Cantona told the official Manchester United podcast in an upcoming episode (via the Daily Mail).
As it stands, songs are still sung about Cantona, who many of us see as The King. A legend who will never be forgotten.
“The meaning of Manchester United is winning. Winning with enjoyment. It’s what all fans of Manchester United expect. Not only winning, winning with enjoyment.
“Like for 25 years with Alex Ferguson, or before with Matt Busby. That’s Manchester United, it’s why we all love Manchester United.”
Cantona ought to be concerned by the current form of United — like the rest of us — with the side ultimately failing to deliver on the pitch, and now looking at risk of missing out on a top-four spot.
The Red Devils sit eight in the Premier League with just nine wins from their first 25 league games this season.
United have a long way to go before they get a taste of the days Cantona witnessed under Ferguson.
With Champions League football in major doubt again, Solskjaer’s position may come under threat at the end of the season. It always comes down to a financial decision with the Glazers so sit tight.