Giggs, Beckham, Scholes, Butt and the Nevilles get together for Class of '92 film
Manchester United's legendary Class of '92 have been reunited - as the stars of an upcoming film documenting the rise of six players who would go on become the basis of the club's success during the 1990s and 2000s.
The 1992 FA Youth Cup winning side featured 10 players who would go on to play first team football for United - including David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville.
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These four are joined by Phil Neville and Paul Scholes, who didn't play in that '92 final but went on to become Old Trafford greats, as stars of the documentary film which covers a period between 1992-99 culminating in Champions League success.
The six were recently spotted in Manchester for what was believed to be a get together between friends but can now be revealed as a photo-shoot for the film's promotional poster.
However, there was no space in the marketing for other famous '92 team members including Robbie Savage, Keith Gillespie and another of the original Fergie's Fledgings Terry Cook who left for rivals Manchester City before a nomadic career with smaller teams.
The film charts how the six met as 14-year-olds to become the most lauded spine in world football while remaining good friends throughout - with numerous high-profile interviewees from the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Tony Blair, Mani from the Stone Roses, Eric Cantona and Danny Boyle.
According to Ryan Giggs, “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. 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?'
Phil Neville added: 'Making this film was a great experience, it's got us all together, as we don't often get a chance to these days, to revisit old haunts and reflect over the past. I am really looking forward to seeing the film complete'.
And finally David Beckham said 'My time with these players at Manchester United were the most special in my career. We came from different backgrounds, grew up like a family playing together through the ranks, all wanting to be successful. In the end, what we achieved was beyond our wildest dreams.
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'I loved making this film and reuniting back with the lads and talking openly about our time together.'
Ryan Giggs, the eldest of the poster six, is the only member still playing while Beckham, Scholes and Phil Neville retired in the summer - after Gary Neville and Butt called time on their playing carers in 2011.
Aside from Beckham who is interested in forming a MLS franchise in Miami, all the other youth graduates are involved in coaching.
A class apart: The original 1992 six accompanied by Terry Cook (right) recreated the picture for Gary Neville's testimonial in 2011 (below)
WHAT BECAME OF THE LIKELY LADS?
The 39-year-old was first of Fergie’s Fledglings. The Welshman is the most decorated player in the history of Premier League.
He holds a record 13 Premier League winner medals as well as two Champions League medals. He has just signed a new one-year contract and joined the United coaching staff.
Twice runner up for FIFA World Player of the Year, Beckham announced his retirement aged 38 in the summer after helping PSG win the French title.
He also played for Real Madrid, AC Milan and LA Galaxy.
Becks graced the famous No 7 jersey of Manchester United and he is still a favourite at Old Trafford after refusing to play for another Premier League club despite several offers.
Scholes claimed 11 Premier League medals and his vision and excellence ensured he is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders the world has ever seen.
Scholes came back from retirement to bolster the United midfield after the club had been hit by injury and loss of form He has made 700 appearances for the club, the third highest in their history.
The former United skipper won a total of eight Premier League titles. He formed a partnership with Beckham on the right wing and made 85 appearances for England. Since retiring, Gary has forged a successful media career as a pundit for Sky Sports and columnist for the Mail on Sunday.
The younger of the Neville brothers was also a crucial part of the class of 1992, but was unable to establish himself as a first choice left-back until 2000 due to the consistency of Denis Irwin. In 2005, Phil joined Everton on a and was handed the captain's armband. Returned to United as first-team coach.
Butt ended his career in 2011 at South China, a club in Hong Kong. Butt, now a reserve team coach at Manchester United, was a midfielder and spent 12 years at Old Trafford before sealing a move to Newcastle United in 2004.