Leeds news: Cantona names McAllister as his best teammate

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23rd Feb, 2017 | 12:23pm

Leeds supporters will be surprised by this Eric Cantona comment

By Amir Mir

Manchester United all-time great Eric Cantona has named Leeds favourite Gary McAllister as his greatest ever teammate.

The 50-year-old played with McAllister in the 1990s during their time at Elland Road, but only for a ten-month period.

During that season Cantona famously made a £1.2million switch from Yorkshire to United which did not go down well with the supporters.

They will therefore be surprised by his comments on McAllister given the number of great players the Frenchman played with at Old Trafford and in his national team.

Nonetheless, during a Q/A with supporters on Tuesday in Bournemouth as quoted by the Mirror, the outspoken Frenchman was not afraid to name McAllister above the likes of Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, and Jap Stam.

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Cantona was asked to name his greatest ever teammate and he replied: “Gary McAllister”.

Former midfielder McAllister spent six years at Leeds and made 177 appearances for the club in all competitions.

He went on to finish his career at Liverpool where he lifted the UEFA Cup under Gerard Houllier in 2001.

As for Cantona, after leaving Leeds, he had a successful career under the stewardship of United great Sir Alex Ferguson.

Cantona was instrumental in lifting five Premier League titles during his time at the club, including winning two FA Cups.

Now, the Whites have fallen down to the second tier of English football as they are hoping to end a 13-year absence from the top flight this season.

In other Leeds news, the club has been put on transfer alert after this 25-year-old revealed he has had offers.

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