Becks joins United stars for premiere

AFP-JIJI

Six Manchester United icons including David Beckham on Sunday attended the London premiere of a film celebrating the youth team that would go on to transform the soccer club into a global phenomenon.

Speaking on the red carpet in front of hordes of fans at London’s Leicester Square, Beckham predicted high emotions when he and his family watched “The Class of 92″, a documentary which goes behind the scenes of United’s legendary 1992 youth team.

The film focuses on the six players who went on to star for the first team during a period of unprecedented success for the northern English powerhouse, under the guidance of recently retired manager Alex Ferguson.

The other five players — brothers Gary and Phil Neville, midfielder Nicky Butt, current first-teamer Ryan Giggs and recently retired Paul Scholes — were also in London for the premiere.