The new documentary, Class of 92 profiles the legendary 1992 FA Youth Cup-winning Manchester United team which produced a number of the greatest players to emerge in the last 20 years.
Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville (along with Phil Neville, who arrived a short while later) are the subjects of the new documentary which opens at selected Irish cinemas tomorrow, Sunday December 1.
The film features contributions from the aforementioned six players. All six footballing legends were able to gather in the one location on the same day last summer to be interviewed for the movie, which was produced by Gabe and Ben Turner.
In the movie, Zinedine Zidane, Tony Blair, Eric Cantona, film director Danny Boyle and Mani of the Stone Roses recall the air of great promise and palpable excitement surrounding this exceptional band of young athletes.
Curiously, Alex Ferguson is not among the list of guest contributors. "To be honest, we didn't really think about it too much," Gabe Turner recently told Independent News Service. "It was all about Fergie when we landed the film (Ferguson retired at the end of last season). It was nice just to have the boys tell their story. He is such a voice that he would potentially dominate it."
The film begins in 1992, when five of the group won the FA Youth Cup together and reaches it climax seven years later with the Champions League 1999 victory that completed the famous treble.
"You get a really warm sense that these are six ordinary dudes who achieved something incredible but haven't lost that humility, “ Gabe declared. “They are just good blokes. When we show the movie to people they say, 'Oh, I remember that'. It is something about the way these guys arrived in the public eye which is really evocative of anyone who grew up in that period."
David Beckham recently told TV 3’s Xposé that Roy Keane was the best captain he ever played with. "Personally I’m biased but I don’t think we’ll ever have a team like that again," he told Glenda Gilson, referring to the 1992 stars. “I hope we do because it was so special to have lived through that. We talk about obviously the ‘92 team but we wouldn’t have been successful without Peter Schmeichel, Gary Pallister, Steve Bruce and Paul Ince, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona and of course Roy [Keane].
"You know I’ve never played with a player that has been so driven and talented and the will to win, you know there is no one that I've played with that is like Roy. He’s the best captain I've ever played with. The best mid-fielder I've ever played with.”