Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says France’s World Cup meltdown was a blessing in disguise for the nation’s footballers.
Cantona, who won 45 caps for France, has claimed the team’s ­in-fighting would have taken a sinister turn had they not flown home after the group stages.
Cantona, 44, said: “It is a good thing that the France team returned when it did. Had they stayed out there another week, they would have ended up ­eating one another.
Thankfully we have avoided an outbreak of cannibalism.”
Cantona also welcomed the arrival of Laurent Blanc, himself a former United player, as Raymond Domenech’s replacement.
He added: “Laurent is a great coach. He will lift the France team out of its ­current troubles.”

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