The first day of October in 1995 will forever be fondly remembered by Manchester United supporters, for it was the comeback of their rebel who became a king, and typically Eric Cantona made an impact against Liverpool.
Suspended eight months for kung fu kicking a Crystal Palace supporter and then punching him, in the time that had elapsed Alex Ferguson had ridden on the back of a motorcycle in Paris to implore him not to give up on English football. The FA had lengthened his ban, but Ferguson assured his talisman that Manchester remained in love with him.
And come the first day of the 10th month, he was back to face Liverpool. His first touch of the match controlled the ball, his second was a cross.
"And Butt goes in.... Cantona has made a goal for Nicky Butt!" exclaimed Martin Tyler. It was the Gorton midfielder's first United goal but the acclaim belonged to the Frenchman.
Robbie Fowler struck a brilliant brace to steal Cantona's thunder but with 20 minutes left Ryan Giggs was brought down in the penalty area by a leggy Jamie Redknapp.
Up stepped Cantona to send David James the wrong way and earn a 2-2 draw. It was the beginning of United's second double in three years.