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Eric Cantona put himself forward to become Manchester United's 'President of football' - but was turned down by former chief Ed Woodward.
The Old Trafford legend met up with former executive vice-chairman Woodward before he left his post in late 2021 and offered to be a figurehead for his former club.
Cantona proposed that Woodward and others concentrated on the marketing side while he made all the football decisions - but his idea was rebuffed.
Eric Cantona met with Ed Woodward and offered to become Manchester United's 'President of football' - but was rebuffed by the former executive vice-chairman
The Frenchman is a club legend at Old Trafford after almost five rollercoaster years there
'Last year, I proposed to the club to change their way,' Cantona told The Athletic.
'Ed Woodward is great at marketing but not great at football. United should have a chairman and then they should have a president of marketing and then a president of football, who is in charge of all the decision in football.
'So I proposed to them that I should be president of football.
'I met him [Woodward] a few times. But