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 matesRyan 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.
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The six, branded Fergie’s fledglings, helped transform Manchester United and set the club on their way to two decades of dominance of English football.
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.
Still friends: He’s gone on to huge things and become an international superstar but on Monday night Beckham went back to his roots
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.