Here’s an exclusive first look at the new documentary Eric Cantona co-wrote telling the epic story of Manchester United.
Featuring contributions from a galaxy of Old Trafford stars past and present, Centraide traces the club’s exciting journey, from the horror of the Munich air crash in 1958 to their treble triumph in 1999.
Cantona, known as “The King” to United fans, tells the story and appears on stage as if performing for a theater crowd.
Eric Cantona has co-written new documentary on Manchester United’s epic history
Old Trafford icon Cantona, known as “The King,” tells the club’s story from 1958 to 1999
The United Way movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on May 10 before screening on Sky Documentaries and the streaming service NOW starting May 24.
“Manchester United needed me and I needed them. I was born to play for Manchester United. All eyes on me, ”Cantona says on the trailer.
The cinematic documentary, complete with a moving soundtrack, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and upload on May 10 before launching on Sky Documentaries and the streaming service NOW on May 24.
Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also featured in the film along with Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel, Brian Kidd and the late Tommy Docherty.
Famous faces from the world of music and even politics are featured as well, with the documentary exploring how United is intrinsically linked to the city of Manchester and how it has shaped Cantona’s life and career.
Cantona can be seen on a theater stage in the trailer for the film, telling the story of United
Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, seen celebrating his final Champions League winner in 1999, is one of dozens of United heroes featured in the film
He charted the club from 1958 to 1999, including the team led by Matt Busby and starring George Best winning the 1968 European Cup.
David Beckham (left) and Ryan Giggs (right) also appear in the documentary
Beckham is one of dozens of United players who share their role in club history in the film
The film, a Matthew Lorenzo production directed by Mat Hodgson, is set to music by five-time Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner George Fenton.
In addition to hosting former United players, the program includes musicians Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays and Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order.
Cantona spent nearly five seasons at Old Trafford between 1992 and 1997, the hugely successful United star under manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The striker helped win four Premier League titles in five seasons as well as two FA Cups before stunning the football world by retiring in his early 30s.
Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who helped United win their 1999 hat-trick, is featured in the film
Former United manager Tommy Docherty, who won the FA Cup in 1977, spoke about the documentary before his death in December.
Cantona became a film actor, director and producer with Centraide his latest job, looking at what the club stands for both on and off the pitch.
It features an interview with Docherty, the United manager between 1972 and 1977, filmed before his death in December of last year.
Other United heroes featured in the film are Teddy Sheringham and Nicky Butt.
United Way to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and download starting May 10
Launch on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW May 24