David Beckham leads the way as Man Utd legends assemble on red carpet ahead of new documentary

David Beckham leads the way as Man Utd legends assemble on red carpet ahead of new documentary

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 10/05/2024

- 08:02

The upcoming release will cover the club's 1999 treble winning season

David Beckham led the way as Manchester United legends assembled on the red carpet on Thursday night ahead of a new Amazon Prime documentary about their treble-winning season.

The former England skipper was a key part of the Red Devils side that won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup all the way back in 1999.

It was a feat that was unmatched prior to last summer, with fierce rivals Manchester City since emulating that achievement.

'99' features three episodes, with each part covering a trophy triumph for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

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David Beckham looked smart as he attended the premiere of an upcoming Man Utd documentary by Amazon Prime


And Beckham looked smart in a suit as he attended the premiere on Thursday night.

The 49-year-old posed for pictures with close friend Gary Neville, with Teddy Sheringham, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke and Nicky Butt also attending.

Sheringham, who scored the crucial equaliser as United won the Champions League against Bayern Munich in 1999, stood alongside wife Kristina Andriotis.

The pair married in June 2016 at a lavish ceremony at a golf club in Portugal.

Sheringham, who is 58, met the 38-year-old in 2007.

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David Beckham stood alongside fellow Man Utd icon Gary Neville at the premiere of a new documentary on Thursday night


The sight of Cole and Yorke together will strike a cord with United fans given their remarkable partnership.

They were part of a four-man attack that also consisted of Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who missed the occasion.

Legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel looked smart in a black suit with no tie, while also wearing white trainers.

Ronny Johnsen and Jesper Blomqvist, arguably two of the most-underrated players at United at the time, were present as well.

Steve McClaren worked under Ferguson as his No 2 as the club dominated domestic and European football 25 years ago.

He's currently assistant to Erik ten Hag, who is fighting to keep his job at Old Trafford.

There have been claims that McClaren could even take over from the Dutchman on a caretaker basis if he's axed before the FA Cup final later this month.

But McClaren put rumours behind him while attending the event.

Beckham, meanwhile, wants '99' to inspire United's current players to improve - having endured a nightmare season over at Old Trafford.

"We’d like to think so and that’s one of the reasons why we want to make things like this," he told talkSPORT.

"Obviously it’s been a tough five, 10, 15 years at United and we all know that but it was never going to be easy when the boss left, (Roy) Keane left, Giggsy (Ryan Giggs) left, Gary (Neville) left.

"All of these important players and personalities and characters all left United, it was always going to be a difficult time.

"We want the lads to feel – from this documentary – the inspiration of being this successful."

He added: "You’d hope that the manager doesn’t have to do much.

"I think that’s the whole point of being a Manchester United player and playing in these big games – you should be motivated.


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Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke reunited with the Man Utd legends smiling for the cameras


"When you’re a professional footballer and you’re doing the job you love and you’re at the club you love, when you’re playing in any game, whether it’s a regular season game or whether it’s an FA Cup final against your rivals, that should be enough motivation.

"And, if it’s not, then you’re in the wrong team and you’re playing the wrong sport.

"We went into every game, whether it was a youth cup game, a friendly game, off-season or a European Cup final, with the same mentality and the same drive.

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Peter Schmeichel looked dapper with the Man Utd icon playing a key role in their 1999 treble triumph


"We all know Erik’s a very qualified manager and a good manager and he has the right motives.

"We were lucky in our day that we had Sir Alex Ferguson, we were lucky that we had Eric Harrison and Jim Ryan and Nobby Stiles and all of these great managers and motivators."

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