While phrases like The Red Devils and Old Trafford might not have much meaning for North American audiences, for those overseas, it’s the nickname and home of Manchester United. One of the most celebrated, popular, beloved (and hated) soccer teams in the world, their reach has broken beyond the sport thanks to superstars like David Beckham. But a forthcoming documentary is going take things back a couple of decades to when someone like Beckham was just another player on the pitch.
The trailer for “The Class Of ’92” should be fascinating for both footie fans and the unfamiliar, as it features folks like director Danny Boyle, Tony Blair and Eric Cantona giving context to the rise of the club in the early ’90s. Six key players—Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil and Gary Neville—also take part in the doc, talking about their time together as young players on the rise, during an era when the team rose and seemed unstoppable. If you ever wanted to know where the fuss around the team and Beckham started, this might be a good place to start.
“Class Of ’92” hits DVD in the U.K. on December 2nd. No word yet on if it’ll cross the pond. [HeyUGuys]