Monday, November 26, 2012
THIS DAY IN SPORT! ERIC CANTONA SIGNS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED
On this day, 26th of November 1996, Eric Cantona's £1million switch from champions Leeds United to arch-rivals Manchester United was as unexpected as it was sudden.
It was a transfer that shocked English football which paved the way for Manchester United's first Premier League title and helped to define the modern game in England.
It happened 20 years ago and, arguably, it proved to be the catalyst United manager Sir Alex Ferguson needed to propel him and his club to two decades of dominance in England.