I hated Eric Cantona

The man who stars alongside Eric Cantona in Ken Loach's latest Looking For Eric has something to admit – he hates (well, hated) Eric Cantona.

Matthew McNulty, who plays the young version of the lead character Eric Bishop, is a lifelong Manchester City, and had some difficulty with the level of United-ness in the film.

'I'm a City fan,' he said. 'It was difficult, it was harsh! Because there's a United theme throughout it. I just had to kind of get over that and I did. But it's a good film so it was well worth breaking my rules!

'As much as I hated Cantona as a player, I think to work with him was great. It was just a great film from an actor's point of view.'

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