Because of his move: United legend scores against Cristiano Ronaldo – SOCCER

These statements by ManUnited striker legend Éric Cantona (56) should not go down particularly well with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (37)!

The former French striker, who became a legend between 1992 and 1997 as “The King” with world-class goals and his eccentricity at Man United, counts mercilessly on Ronaldo after his move from the “Red Devils” to Saudi club Al-Nassr FC away.

In the “Manchester Evening News”, the Frenchman is not only certain that the Portuguese has sealed the end of his career by moving to the desert. He also criticizes CR7 for its vanity!

Cantona: “I think there are two types of players at the end of their careers. I have decided to retire young. And then there are those who want to play and play until they are 40.”

Then he shoots sharply at CR7: “Ronaldo is such a case. But I think Cristiano wasn’t clear and he still doesn’t realize that he’s not 25 years old anymore. He’s older and he should have realized, ‘Okay, I’m not 25 anymore, I can’t play every game, but I’m going to help the young players and accept this situation and that’s it.'”


Eric Cantona played for United from 1992 and 1997, earning the nickname “The King” with four championship titles and 64 goals

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“But he still wants to play every game and that’s wrong,” the eccentric ex-striker continued. He also draws comparisons to old stars like Zlatan Ibrahimović (41), Milan legend Paolo Maldini (54) or ManUnited’s brilliant ex-winger Ryan Giggs (49). In contrast to Ronaldo, they would have withdrawn a bit in terms of play and helped young players.


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“It’s like everywhere in the world, there are people who accept that they are getting older. you have to accept it In everything we do. Not just in football. In particular. You have to accept that or you will withdraw. Or you say I’m helping the young generation,” continued the ex-French striker, who won four English championships during his time at United.

Éric Cantona himself ended his legendary striker career at the age of just 30 after a few escapades, but also legendary moments at ManUnited. His kung fu kick at an English hooligan against Crystal Palace went down in football history on January 25, 1995. The FA and Fifa then banned him worldwide for a whopping eight months.

After retiring, the Frenchman started, among other things, a film career (“Looking for Eric”) and was briefly engaged as sports director for the re-established cult club New York Cosmos.

Cantona poetically about his early career: “You can sing until you’re 80 years old, you can act until you’re 80 years old, but footballers or athletes know that after 30 years, 33 years, it gets physically more difficult every day. I have to accept that one day I will die. It’s hard to accept, but we have to do it. And ending a career is like dying. It is a small death.”



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