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30 years ago he built a legacy with Sir Alex Ferguson, this is how David Beckham's career began

By Harry Smith

30 years ago he built a legacy with Sir Alex Ferguson, this is how David Beckham's career began

David Beckham is an idol on and off the pitch for the Man Utd institution. 

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Manchester United has managed to have idols to frame in its great history, the most iconic and winning club in England, of the best league in the world, have forged great heroes in the Theatre of Dreams, one of them is the iconic player of the Man Utd youth academy, who would make his debut in 1992 on this day, exactly 30 years ago.


On this day three decades ago, Manchester United decided to give the great David Beckham his first minutes: the 'Spice Boy', who made his professional debut when he came on for Andrei Kanchelskis in a 1-1 draw with Brighton at the Goldstone Ground in the second round of the League Cup. It was a moment that would represent a before and after for the institution, a 17-year-old Englishman fulfilling the goal of making his first-team debut.


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The Englishman would become a standard bearer for the club as he would go on to score 85 goals, 109 assists and ultimately win 14 trophies in almost 400 appearances. He was one of the most iconic and classy players in football, with a technique that had never been seen before, a player who came to change the way football was played, an absolute legend of the Red Devils club.


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He won absolutely everything in England, winning a couple of Premier League trophies, a few more in other domestic championships, and was part of the squad that lifted the Champions League. He was one of the most iconic players we have seen in recent years, no doubt leaving a great legacy as a homegrown boy and a world football star.




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