Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has said he fears the day the Reds supporters don’t sing his name anymore.

Cantona spoke to the official United podcast was was open about how he feels about the prospect of not hearing his name chanted at Old Trafford anymore.

The Frenchman said: “I feel proud, I feel great and I feel a bit afraid that they will stop โ€“ because they will stop one day.”

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There was a swell of support for Cantona with fans dismissing his fears.

The ’12 days of Cantona’ is sung throughout December each year ahead of Christmas and it is tough to imagine a time when that won’t be part of the festive period.

 

The current team’s struggles, without a league title since 2013, only makes us grow fonder of Cantona’s achievements and his role in the glory days.

Cantona won four Premier League titles with United and two FA Cups, plus a player of the year double in 1993/94.

Only a surprisingly early retirement prevented the maverick Frenchman from achieving even more greatness at Old Trafford.

We’ve put together some of the reaction on Twitter to Cantona’s comments.

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