Man Utd icon Giggs: Cantona had an aura

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has paid tribute to former teammate Eric Cantona.

Without having to say anything, Cantona was able to lift those around him.

"A lot of people think he was a bit aloof but, to us, he was just one of the lads," said Giggs. "The fact he fitted in straight away helped on the pitch...

"He just had a real presence about him, an aura which worked in different ways.

"For us, knowing Eric was in the team was a boost.

"But the opposition were also acutely aware he could come up with a little bit of magic to unlock their defence."

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