As Eric Cantona shows off his Uncle Albert look, here’s how other Manchester United stars might look with the same do

UNLIKE Del Boy and Rodney, this lot won’t have to wait until next year to be millionaires.

Eric Cantona was spotted on Tuesday afternoon sporting a very familiar look – that of Only Fools and Horses legend Uncle Albert.

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The Manchester United legend was seen with a big bushy grey beard and a very closely copped (OK, bald) head.

The Frenchman, who former team-mate Mark Hughes said revolutionised the club in an exclusive interview with SunSport, was at BBC headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester.

In his playing heyday, Cantona had a buzz cut and was clean shaven – now he’s the opposite.


Here, we mock up Manchester United stars past and present with that same classic sitcom look.


Buster Merryfield (left) as Only Fools and Horses’ Uncle Albert, alongside David Frost (Del Boy) and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rodney)[/caption]



Jose Mourinho[/caption]

Uncle Paul

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Paul Pogba[/caption]

Uncle Zlatan


Zlatan Ibrahimovic[/caption]

Uncle Scholesy

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Paul Scholes[/caption]

Uncle Fergie

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Sir Alex Ferguson[/caption]

Uncle Giggsy

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Ryan Giggs[/caption]

Uncle Becks

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David Beckham[/caption]


Former England captain Beckham did famously appear in Only Fools and Horses  – in a special 10 minute sketch for Sport Relief.

The ex-Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan man even recreated one of the wildly popular sitcoms most famous gags.


Becks, attempting to keep a low profile at Peckham Martket, leans back on a goods cart just as it pulls away.

In a hilarious reference to the falling through the bar scene in an earlier episode, Beckham falls flat on his back.

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Eric Cantona was spotted at BBC headquarters in Greater Manchester[/caption]

Eamonn and James Clarke

The Manchester United legend joined the club 25 years ago, winning four titles under Sir Alex Ferguson[/caption]

Cantona, who moved to Old Trafford from rivals Leeds on November 26, 1992, is just four days away from his 25th anniversary of joining the club.

The 51-year-old, who continues to have a relatively successful acting and art career, released a book last month.

My Notebook is a collection of his writings, drawings and sketches from notebooks he has kept since he was a child.

Cantona won four Premier League titles and two FA Cups during five seasons at United.

He retired suddenly, aged just 29, in 1997.


Uncle Albert, who replaced Grandad in the Trotter residence after the sudden death of actor Lennard Pearce, was played by Buster Merryfield.

His most famous catchphrase saw him mutter ‘during the war…’ before launching into rambling stories.

The three words were nearly always met with a groan by Rodney and Del Boy

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