Taylor out of Cantona defence

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Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, has been dropped by Manchester United from their defence team for Eric Cantona's disciplinary hearing at the Football Association today week.

The Old Trafford board is upset about comments made by Taylor after Cantona's latest alleged attack on an ITN reporter, Terry Lloyd. Taylor said the incident in Guadeloupe could colour the judgement of the FA and police inquiries into the Frenchman's assault on a fan at Crystal Palace last month. Taylor was also quoted as saying it would be impossible for Cantona to stay in England - a statement he denies making.

Bruce Grobbelaar's former business partner, Chris Vincent, has changed his mind about divulging fresh information on match-fixing allegations involving the Southampton goalkeeper.

"I have taken legal and professional advice, but it's my decision not to go ahead," Vincent said yesterday. "Any future dealings I have with the media shall not include any specific information relating to the allegations I have made to the police."

Grobbelaar was charged by the FA with misconduct following Vincent's initial allegations.