Man Utd legend Eric Cantona is set to become a SINGER in his latest bizarre post-football career after working as an actor and painter

ERIC CANTONA has declared his goal to rock the world all over again… by becoming a singer-songwriter.

The Manchester United legend had to deal with music during his playing career after he kung fu-kicked an opposing fan and criticized the French national team manager.

Man Utd legend Eric Cantona is turning to singing in a new career move


Man Utd legend Eric Cantona is turning to singing in a new career movePhoto credit: Getty

After retiring in 1997, 57-year-old King Eric devoted himself to theatre, cinema and painting.

He has now composed a number of songs and plans to perform them on a tour – starting in Manchester in October.

The first two numbers are scheduled to appear on June 2nd.

Cantona said, “I’ve always thought that singing in public is an intense experience that can give you the adrenaline you get from sports.”

“My offer won’t be perfect, but I love the kind of accidents that create great moments.”

“I have written a very powerful new song to go with the music composed by Gaetan Roussel. Expressing yourself through art has more impact.”

“And even if what I do has no effect, at least for me it will be a work of art.”

“It’s better than thinking that people will think I’m an idiot talking in a bar.


“When I started football, I played in front of 100 people, then 500, then 1,000 and so on.”

“Now I feel more like I did when I started theater, when I was immediately thrown in at the deep end.

“It’s more excitement than fear. Stage fright paralyzes you, but excitement wakes you up.”

Cantona announced that he has been writing music anonymously for a decade.

He added, “I previously wrote all the lyrics for my wife Rachida Brakni’s album in 2012 and for the song ‘Le temps passe’ in 2017.”

“I wrote them under the pseudonym Auguste Raurich. It was a way of getting biased people to take the songs seriously.”

Cantona first made his name at Leeds before joining United for £1million in 1992.

During his five turbulent years at Old Trafford, he won four Premier League titles and two FA Cups.


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