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.