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How Eric Cantona Responded To His UEFA President’s Award

Amuda Segun

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona gave a bizarre acceptance speech after he received the President’s Award at the UEFA Champions League Awards.

Eric Cantona quoted a Shakespeare play during his acceptance speech after the former Manchester United was presented with the President’s Award.

The French football legend was given the award for his contributions to the round leather game.

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk was the biggest winner of the night after he won the Best Player Award ahead of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Van Dijk was a key player for the Liverpool team that won the Champions League title last season.

He helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet as the Reds beat fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 through the goals from Mohamed Salah (penalty) and substitute Divock Origi either side of the halftime interval.

Virgil Van Dijk was named the Defender of the Year before being named the overall best player as a result of his performances for Liverpool in the Champions League last season.

Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker won the Best Goalkeeper Award, while Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi was named the Best Forward Award recipient.

New Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong was named the Best Midfielder Award recipient.

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