Eric Cantona appears nude on the front of Elle magazine

Cantona making headlines once again
Cantona making headlines once again

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has stripped off for a photoshoot on the front cover the latest edition of Elle magazine in France.

The eye-catching image of 49-year-old Cantona rubbing into his wife Rachida Brakni - who is a popular French actress - has caused quite a stir, with United fans likely to be surprised to see their hero in such a pose.

Some of the captions on images that are even more sexy inside the magazine leave little to the imagination, with one reading: "She’s super feminine, he's super manly... and it's him that we've undressed."

Here are a couple of the images from Elle magazine and we think you will agree that they are among the more unusual Cantona has posed for in his controversial career.