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31st Jan 2020

WATCH: Liam Gallagher releases new video with Eric Cantona in the starring role

James Fenton

It’s Manchester in the mid-1990s and Eric Cantona and Liam Gallagher are both doing their thing, the former in a red shirt and the latter largely in a blue.

With Liam being a massive Manchester City fan and Eric being one of the most legendary figures to don the colours of arch-rivals Manchester United, it might come as a surprise to some that the pair have teamed up for a new music video.

Gallagher has hired the services of the enigmatic French forward-turned-actor to star in his promo for Once, a track which appears on the former Oasis man’s Why Me? Why Not album and the results have been revealed this morning.

The collaboration between Liam and United’s iconic number seven was unveiled in a post on Liam’s Twitter which was captioned: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have Eric Cantona, the last Rock n roll footballer, star in my video for ‘Once’.  Songs like this don’t come around very often and neither do football players like him LG x’

The unlikely double act can be seen below, with Gallagher making a cameo as a butler/chauffeur and it’s well worth taking five minutes out of your day to watch…

What next? Peter Schmeichel appearing with the Stone Roses? Ryan Giggs starring alongside the Stereophonics? Roy Keane performing a duet with Shane MacGowan? We can only dream.