Toby wrote: Geezee wrote:
Toby wrote:Without doubt the most elegant forward in the Premier League's history.
Nah, Bergkamp was better than him. Cantona was a great player, but he was lucky enough to grace the Premier League when Manchester United were clearly the best side in it by a mile (around 94 when they started to dominate).
I personally feel Bergkamp shone for longer and against better opposition.
Man Utd before and after Cantona is like night and day. I went to almost every Man Utd game during this period - his impact was incredible. Man Utd were not the best side by a mile - keep in mind that they gutted the core of the team in the middle of Cantona's time there, with no noticeable impact on the actual team - quite the opposite, Cantona played a critical role in coaching through that young team.
Arsenal before and after Bergkamp is also like night and day - but only because Viera and Henry also arrived.
Very similar players and very similar impacts in my mind, but Cantona edges it.