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Class of '92 re-United: David Beckham enjoys a day in Manchester with former teammates Giggs, Butt, Scholes and the Neville brothers

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
By KIMBERLEY DADDS

Reunited: David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville and Gary Neville are spotted heading to Artisan Bar & Restaurant in Manchester on Monday night

He's gone on to become an international superstar and arguably the most famous footballer of all time.
But David Beckham went back to his roots on Monday night as he headed out in his old haunt of Manchester with his former Manchester United team mates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.
The footballers headed out en masse to catch up and unwind for the evening as they reminisced about the last 22 years.
The six Reds legends had a lot to catch up when they met up at the Artisan Bar & Restaurant on Monday, 22 years to the day since they signed their first professional contracts at Old Trafford.

Catch up: David looked dapper in his smart casual ensemble as he stepped out in a checked shirt, dark jeans and smart shoes

Beckham has since gone on to marry a Spice Girls star, move to Los Angeles and become an international superstar known the world over.
But he looked more than happy to be catching up with his long time pals, showing his down to earth side as he walked along in a checked shirt, dark jeans and smart shoes.
The rest of the men opted for a variety of shirts or T-shirts and jean combos, either with trainers or brown leather shoes.

En masse: The footballers looked in high spirits as they grinned and giggled as they caught up in their old stomping ground of Manchester

They grinned and giggled as they were spotted walking along to the bar to mark the occasion.
Even before United won the FA Youth Cup in 1992 there had been talk of a crop of youngsters to compare with the Busby Babes, who won the first competition in 1953.
Each one was developed by United from a very early age, some signing schoolboy forms with the club at the age of just 14.

A class apart: Harrison (left), with Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Terry Cooke in 1992

Looking a bit different: Giggs, Butt, Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Scholes recreate the above photo with Ferguson ahead of Gary Neville's testimonial match in 2011

The term 'Fergie's Fledglings' came back into common usage during the 1995–96 season, after Ferguson largely used this second group of youngsters coming through to replace a number of distinguished older players who had left the club.
Following a 3–1 opening day away defeat to Aston Villa, pundit Alan Hansen commented on Match of the Day 'You'll never win anything with kids.'

Dapper: The boys headed to the Artisan Bar & Restaurant to enjoy some food and drinks together

The young side, with an average age of just 24, then went on to overturn Newcastle United's 10-point Christmas lead to win the club's third league title in four years. This was followed up by a 1–0 win over Liverpool in the 1996 FA Cup Final to secure the Double. A period of great success followed, the most outstanding triumph being The Treble in 1999.
Many of the so-called 'Class of '92' became regulars for both club and country during this time.

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