News | Eric Cantona says he will buy a share in Bath City as the former Manchester United star aims to make the club 'even greater' 

Eric Cantona says he will buy a share in Bath City as the former Manchester United star aims to make the club 'even greater' 

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By Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Published: 19:11 EST, 29 July 2015 | Updated: 19:11 EST, 29 July 2015

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Eric Cantona has pledged to buy a share in Bath City after a community buyout scheme was launched for fans to purchase the club.

Former Manchester United star Cantona is familiar with the National League South side because Ken Loach, who directed the 2009 film 'Looking For Eric' which starred the Frenchman, is an avid supporter. 

'It's a big challenge to raise the money but don't be scared,' Cantona, a four-time Premier League winnner with United, said in a video on the Big Bath City Bid YouTube channel. 'I am supporting them and buying a share myself.

Former Manchester United man Eric Cantona has backed the crowdfunding scheme to buy Bath City FC

Former Manchester United man Eric Cantona has backed the crowdfunding scheme to buy Bath City FC

Cantona is a four-time Premier League winner with United and wants to make Bath 'even greater'

Cantona is a four-time Premier League winner with United and wants to make Bath 'even greater'

Cantona's friend, film director Ken Loach, began the scheme to raise funds to purchase Bath last month

Cantona's friend, film director Ken Loach, began the scheme to raise funds to purchase Bath last month

'It is a great club, I saw it for myself. Now, we can make it even greater.'

Supporters are hoping to raise between £750,000 to £1.25million for a takeover.

Loach, a friend of Cantona's. started the scheme in June. 

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