Manchester United are considering giving Eric Cantona a role as a club ambassador at Old Trafford, according to a report.
The Mirror is reporting that the Red Devils want to bring Cantona back to the club to work in an ambassadorial role at Old Trafford.
Cantona remains a hugely popular figure with the club’s supporters and his name is still sung proudly at matches.
The Frenchman could be in line for a similar ambassadorial role as players like Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin, who are often involved in roadshows and personal appearances at events around the world.
The report adds that Cantona’s return to United would be seen as a massive boost to the 20-time champions of England, but it’s important to note that there’s nothing to suggest this role will have anything to do with being a director of football.
During his five years at United, Cantona scored 69 times in 220 games across all competitions. He won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and three Charity Shields under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The biggest surprise here is that this hasn’t been done already.
I want ex-players like Cantona connected with the club as they know what it means to wear the shirt.
There’s few like Eric though.
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