FIRST LOOK: Epic Man United film co-written by Eric Cantona

First look at film co-written by Eric Cantona telling the story of Man United from Munich to the 1999 Treble… featuring Solskjaer, Giggs and Beckham among a host of Old Trafford stars

  • The United Way is a new documentary that charts the club’s thrilling story
  • Film has been co-written and is narrated by Old Trafford legend Eric Cantona
  • Trailer shows Cantona on a stage as he says he was born to play for the club
  • Dozens of United heroes speak in the film about the part they played at United 
  • New documentary ‘The United Way’ is to launch on Sky and NOW on May 24 

Here is an exclusive first look at the new documentary that Eric Cantona has co-written telling the epic story of Manchester United.

Featuring contributions from a galaxy of Old Trafford stars past and present, The United Way charts the club’s thrilling journey from the horror of the 1958 Munich Air Crash to their Treble triumph in 1999.

Cantona, known as ‘The King’ to United fans, narrates the story and appears on stage as though performing for a theatre crowd.

Eric Cantona has co-written a new documentary on the epic story of Manchester United

Old Trafford icon Cantona, known as ‘The King’, narrates the club’s history from 1958 to 1999

The United Way film is released on Blu-Ray and DVD on May 10 before being screened on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW from May 24

‘Manchester United needed me, and I needed them. I was born to play for Manchester United. All eyes on me,’ Cantona says on the trailer.

The cinematic documentary, set to a stirring soundtrack, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and download on May 10 before launching on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW on May 24.

Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also features in the film along with the likes of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel, Brian Kidd and the late Tommy Docherty.

Famous faces from the worlds of music and even politics also feature, with the documentary exploring how United are intrinsically linked with the city of Manchester and how it shaped Cantona’s life and career.

Cantona can be seen on a theatre stage in the film trailer, narrating United’s story

Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, seen celebrating his Champions League final winner in 1999, is one of dozens of United heroes who feature in the film

It charts the club from 1958 to 1999, including the team led by Matt Busby and starring George Best winning the 1968 European Cup

David Beckham (left) and Ryan Giggs (right) also make an appearance in the documentary

Beckham is one of dozens of United players who tell their part in the club’s history in the film

The film, a Matthew Lorenzo Production directed by Mat Hodgson, is set to a score by five-time Oscar nominated and BAFTA-winning composer George Fenton.

As well as the host of former United players, the programme features musicians Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays and Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order.

Cantona spent almost five seasons at Old Trafford between 1992 and 1997, the star of manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s wildly successful United team.

The swashbuckling forward helped them to win four Premier League titles in five seasons as well as two FA Cups before stunning the football world by retiring in his early thirties.

Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who helped United win their 1999 Treble, features in the film

Former United manager Tommy Docherty, who won the FA Cup in 1977, spoke to the documentary before he passed away in December

Cantona went on the become a film actor, director and producer with The United Way his latest work, looking at what the club stands for both on and off the pitch.

It features an interview with Docherty, United’s manager between 1972 and 1977, filmed before he died in December last year.

Teddy Sheringham and Nicky Butt are among the other United heroes who feature in the film.

The United Way is released on Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own from May 10

Launching on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW May 24 

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