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Eric Cantona wants to be French President

He's made a big impression on the pitch, now former soccer star Eric Cantona wants to be a star in the political field.

The former Manchester United enfant terrible plans to run in this year's presidential election in France and is trying to gather the signatures needed, according to newspaper Liberation.

The striker, who would need the backing of 500 elected officials by the end of February to run, has sent a letter to mayors describing himself as an "engaged citizen".

Cantona in action

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