Thierry Henry admits Manchester United legend inspired him to play in the Premier League

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has admitted Manchester United legend Eric Cantona inspired him to play in the Premier League.

Henry backed Cantona for the Premier League Hall of Fame.

“He was very French wasn’t he? The collar up, his goals, his attitude, the way he scored goals – it was like “yeah I’ve scored them, so what?'” Henry told Sky Sports.

“For us (in France), it was the beginning of everything. I’m not saying we didn’t know much about the PL, but it wasn’t well televised.

“When he went there, we started to think ‘wow, what a league’. Fans, atmosphere, Cantona.

“A French guy that goes and plays for Manchester United and your nickname is The King, when you know the history of the club? I was like, ‘wow, I want some of that’.”

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