Eric Cantona

Issue 1581

Eric Cantona

Since striding into Old Trafford, collar up, in December 1992, electrifying Manchester United, igniting Sir Alex Ferguson’s unassailable legacy and revolutionising football in Britain, the idea of Eric Cantona as being something other, elevated, an untouchable, has persisted, and grown.

And now Cantona brings that Cantonaness to his newest endeavour, a live album, of songs written by Cantona and recorded in a tour last winter. He talks about his life and legacy, enduring fondness for Manchester United (and chances of him becoming manager) plus plenty more in an exclusive interview in this week’s Big Issue.

Also inside

  • “My time on the Bibby Stockholm” – we speak to a resident on the notorious barge for asylum seekers
  • Meet the new mums who rely on baby banks as a vital lifeline
  • Playing backgammon on the Great Wall of China with Rick Edwards
  • Director of landmark Netflix documentary Turning Point writes about why the Cold War is heating up
  • A special 16-page Finance mini-mag – from managing your money to the power of investment for positive change
  • And Nailsea vendor Adela tells a touching story about how selling the magazine helps her support her granddaughter

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