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Now, there are plenty of arm-chair fans of Manchester United, and this t-shirt might not make sense to them - they may have jumped onto the ManUtd bandwagon because half the people in the world followed them.

And that's exactly why they wouldn't know that thing called, "Eric Cantona".

To me, while Sir Alex Ferguson was the best thing to happen to United off the field (literally), Eric Cantona was the best thing to happen to the club on the field. If it wasn't for Cantona's super-snobby-and-super-talented footballing genius, Manchester United would have continued to remain in the shadow of Liverpool (even Leeds, I would say). Cantona seemed like a character, a born leader, who couldn't help but drive even a team of mediocre talent to laurels and wreathes - all he needed was the big stage!

Let's see what Sir Bobby Charlton had to say about him, "He gets in my all-time Manchester United sides not only because of that extraordinary ability but because he was an absolute inspiration to every young player who came into the team."

While Sir Charlton's words themselves are testimonial enough, and there are so many others from Ryan Giggs, Peter Schmeichel, Ole Gunar Solskjaer, and the great Roy Keane himself that I can copy and paste here and that will tempt you to buy this t-shirt straightaway, here's an utterance from Sir Alex himself, "If ever there was one player, anywhere in the world, that was made for Manchester United, it was Cantona. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he were asking: ‘I’m Cantona. How big are you? Are you big enough for me?'"

Design-wise, there was just one image of his that kept coming to my head - Cantona looking sideways with his back towards the world. I was so tempted to create an artwork of that entire image but my first basic principle of designing t-shirts is to throw everything out that isn't necessary (yes, minimalist).

So I went on a week long exercise of chopping off everything that was useless, and a week later I realised that the only thing I needed was Cantona's facial profile - especially his nose, his eye-brows, and his eye-socket, and also a hint of his unique collar style. That's it. Of course, the word 'Epic' granted itself to explain Cantona in one word - not just because its a phonetic twin of Cantona's first name, Eric.

If you are *that* kind of a fan of United and Cantona, you will simply buy this t-shirt. If you are not, you just won't. That's how Toubé Bäs t-shirts are anyway!
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