12 GIFs of Cantona: Day 3 – Stunning through-ball assist…

On the 3rd GIF of Cantona, Beautifully Red gave to me…

…a stunning outside of the boot through-ball.

Eric Cantona assist for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer v West Ham 8/12/1996

December 8th 1996 saw United travel to London and tough fixture at West Ham. The reds were on the road from recovery of 3 consecutive defeats at the end of October (conceding  13 in 3 games). Despite the leaky defence and tough away trip, the side started with a very attacking line up featuring Cantona, Solskjaer, McClair, Giggs, Beckham and Poborsky.
West Ham, who were on a losing run of 5 games would have been grateful to get to HT at 0-0. 10 minutes after the restart however United took the lead…

Picking up the ball around half way, Eric Cantona spots Solskjaers run and executes the most beautiful of passes with the outside of his boot. The weight of the pass is so perfect that the Solskjaer doesn’t need to take a touch before slotting the ball away.

David Beckham put United 2-0 up not long after before 2 late West Ham goals saw them snatch a draw.

12 GIFs of Cantona

No 1 – The very begining
No 2 – Counter Attacking brilliance

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12 thoughts on “12 GIFs of Cantona: Day 3 – Stunning through-ball assist…

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  2. Daniel

    Ridiculously well executed pass that really. The weight on it is just as perfect as a pass can ever get. Enough on it to beat the defenders, but slows down right in Ole’s path who doesn’t even need a first touch. Yeah, that sums it up. So good a pass that no real first touch was required.

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