The Manchester United biopic is out now
Six of Manchester United's most famous player of the modern era - David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil and Gary Neville - star in their very own biopic, detailing the rise of one of the finest batch of homegrown players to emerge in Europe in recent years. Class of 92 chronicles the rise and rise of the six players, who guided Manchester United to glory in the 1990's and went on to influence a generation of would-be footballers.
Giggs, Butt, Becks, Phil Neville, Scholesy and Gary Neville star in the biopic
"There will be a few tears in there from my mum I'm sure," Beckham said on the red carpet for the film's premiere over the weekend (via Sky News). He continued, referring to the wider aspects covered in the documentary, "There was so much going on; there was Oasis, The Stone Roses, the Hacienda; all these great things that were going on in Manchester."
Indeed, the 90's was a great time for the North's second (depending on who you ask) city, as the interviews with director Danny Boyle, former-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Mani from The Stone Roses will tell you, but football is the main focus of Class of 92, football and the six lads from humble origins who went on to conquer the footballing world. Further interviews from former-footballers Zinedine Zidane and Eric Cantona go on to imply the impact and importance of Fergie's Fledglings in the world of football and their success on the field would go on to define Manchester United as an unstoppable force in world football.
“When we were approached to do this film, it gave me the chance to think back over all the events in not only my career but all of the lads involved," Ryan Giggs says. The 40-year-old midfield maestro is still a dominant force in the United team today, showing no signs of slowing down, and he went on to say, "Hopefully you’ll see how personal it is to us all - we’re still great mates and who would turn down the chance to make a movie with your best mates?”
Becks fondly remembers his time at Manchester United in Class of 92
The film tracks the origins of these still-dominant forces in football, telling their story from FA Youth Cup winners in 1992, to treble winners (Champions League, Premiership and FA Cup) in 1999. With Giggs still playing, gradually moving into coaching and Becks starting up his own football (or should that be soccer) franchise in Miami, Gary Neville is currently a popular pundit and a coach with the England squad, while his brother Phillip is the first team coach at Manchester United. Nicky Butt is the current reserves team manager of United and Paul Scholes finally retired last season, harbouring ambitions to move into coaching himself.
The Class of '92 is available to watch in selected cinemas now and the DVD was made available today (2 December) to buy in stores and online. A must-see for any football fan, no matter what you feel about Manchester United.