Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has slammed the antics of Manchester City's madcap striker Mario Balotelli.

Cantona says his own dramatic gestures, including the infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan, were spur-of-the-moment rather than pre-planned.

The Frenchman said: "I dreamt of being a footballer, of doing great things, of crying and laughing after a victory, of exploding with joy. It is about spontaneity.

"I never had anything on a T-shirt, never calculated anything. Every action is unique, every reaction unique."