Thursday 19 October 2017

United film will move my mum to tears – Beckham

David Beckham with his sons, from left, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, and his wife Victoria at the world premiere of the Manchester United documentary, 'The Class of 92' at the Odeon West End in London.
David Beckham with his sons, from left, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, and his wife Victoria at the world premiere of the Manchester United documentary, 'The Class of 92' at the Odeon West End in London.

Neil Lancefield

DAVID Beckham has said he expects his mother to cry when she watches a film about his time at Manchester United.

The former England captain contributed to a feature-length documentary which focuses on the Old Trafford side's youth players from 1992.

The film examines the difficult period in Beckham's life after he was sent off at the 1998 World Cup.

Speaking at the premiere of 'The Class of 92' at London's Leicester Square, he said: "There will be a few tears in there from my mum, I'm sure."

Beckham attended the event with his wife, Victoria, and their three sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

The documentary covers the period from 1992 to 1999 when Beckham and his team-mates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil and Gary Neville rose up through the squad to achieve top level success.

He explained how much he valued the support of his fellow players when he faced tough periods in his career.

"I think that is part of history," the 38-year-old said. "It's the same for all of us six. There were good times, there were bad times, there were troubled times where we all stuck together.

The father of four looked comfortable on the red carpet but claimed he did not expect to develop a career as a movie star.

"I'm not very good at acting, so maybe it wouldn't be a very good idea to go into that kind of industry," he admitted.

"But I enjoyed doing this. It's obviously something that I know, something that is part of our teenage years (and) very special."

Irish Independent

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