By Andy Hyslop
- German captain idolise Eric Cantona growing in Germany
- He would have loved to have played with the Frenchman
Manchester United summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed Eric Cantona is one of the players he viewed as a role model when growing up in Germany.
The German captain revealed this in a Q & A with Beats by Dre. Asked which former Manchester United player he would have liked to have played with and who his role model was. Answers to both these questions were Eric Cantona.
When Schweinsteiger’s move to United was announced in the summer. His brother Tobias posted a collage on Instagram of the two brothers. The first picture in the collage was the brothers in Manchester United shirts. Whilst also included was a picture of Cantona.
Tobias wrote on the post “Now you have the opportunity to play at the club, because of Eric Cantona (my great idol) always had a place in my heart!”
Schweinsteiger is looking forward to this Sunday’s Manchester Derby. A Derby match is something that Schweinsteiger has very little experience of. In his 13 years with Bayern Munich. Schweinsteiger only made two competitive appearances against Bayern’s neighbours 1860 Munich.
@bastianschweinsteiger viel Glück und Freude bei @manchesterunited Was du die letzten 17 Jahre bei deiner großen Liebe @fcbayern geleistet hast, wird bei allen Fans unvergessen bleiben! Jetzt hast du die Möglichkeit bei dem Verein zu spielen, der wegen Eric #Cantona (meinem großen Vorbild) immer einen Platz in meinem Herzen hatte! Ich freue mich, dass du für diese beiden tollen Klubs spielen durftest und darfst. Obwohl ich dich natürlich immer gern hier in #München gehabt hätte! Aber wenn schon woanders, dann in #Manchester! Ich werde immer hinter dir stehen! Good luck und SERVUS kleiner Bruder