Fri, Jan 8, 2010
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will honour Eric Cantona with the prestigious Legend of Football Award at the annual Football Extravaganza, which this year will be held at the Hilton Park Lane, on Monday 12th April 2010.
Cantona has been widely regarded as one of the best players in Manchester United’s illustrious history, and spent five years at Old Trafford inspiring Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to four Premier League titles and two FA Cups. One of Ferguson’s greatest ever signings, the Scot will be in attendance to give the former striker his award on the 15th anniversary of the event in aid of Nordoff Robbins.
Cantona was voted Manchester United’s player of the century and is still revered at Old Trafford where fans still sing his name and don his mask and t-shirts. He was voted PFA Player of the year in 1994 and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1996.
Previous recipients of the Legend of Football Award at the annual Football Extravaganza include Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton and indeed Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Expected to be in attendance to see Cantona receive his award are a host of luminaries from the world of football including Tony Adams, Sir Bobby Charlton, Alan Curbishley, Kenny Dalglish, Denis Law, Teddy Sheringham and Alan Shearer, all of whom are official patrons of the longest running annual charity football event.