"My story about Eric Cantona...," Souness began, speaking on The Football Show on Sky Sports.
"Anyway, he came in and said 'look I've got a player for you, he's a real problem boy in France but he's really talented, he'd be perfect for your club'.
"I said 'listen Michel, I'm fighting fighting fires at the moment, trying to get some people out the door, they're resisting, fighting a dressing room here. The last thing I need is another controversial figure in there', and that was Eric [Cantona].
"Then Eric went on trial at Sheffield Wednesday and ended up signing for Leeds and the rest is history."