LONDON: Eric Cantona, the former Manchester United captain, has been arrested and cautioned for common assault in north London.

The incident took place on Regent’s Park Road, in Camden, at just before one o’clock in the morning.

Cantona, 47, was placed in custody and later received a caution from police. The male victim did not require medical attention.

The Frenchman won four Premier League titles with Manchester United before retiring to become an actor.

In 1995, Cantona attacked a Crystal Palace fan with a kung-fu kick after being sent off in a Premiership game between Palace and Manchester United.

Following the assault, the footballer was fined £20,000 and served an eight-month ban from the sport. He lost the captaincy of the French national team and never played for his country again.