Gordon Strachan opens up on why Eric Cantona was a better fit at Man United than Leeds United

Eric Cantona prior to his Leeds United debut in 1992
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Gordon Strachan has admitted that Eric Cantona’s individual nature meant it was hard for him and his teammates to get to know the mercurial Frenchman during his time at Leeds United.

Cantona signed on at Elland Road in January 1992 and he would go on to help Howard Wilkinson’s side win the 1992 Division One title as Leeds were crowned champions of England in the final season before the Premier League was established. 

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.