Highlights of Thinking Football (III): ‘The Class of ’92’

Highlights of Thinking Football (III): ‘The Class of ’92’

One of the most watched football documentaries in history, portraying a legendary generation of Manchester United

Benjamin Turner, who also presented the ‘Laurie Cunningham Story’ documentary at Thinking Football, directed this successful documentary with his brother Gabe, in 2013. It portrays the legendary generation of Manchester United, who won the 1999 European Cup thanks to an incredible and unforgettable comeback against Bayern Munich during the discount game. A generation led by six players trained there, at English club’s youth teams and who star in this film we are recommending today: Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes. Interestingly enough, almost thirteen years after that historic Champions League triumph, the first and last of this group of players, Giggs and Scholes, were still playing for Manchester United who Athletic Club dropped out in a historic 2012 play-off.

The film recalls a seven-year period beginning in 1992, when five of the group won the FA Youth Cup together. In addition to the testimonies of the players involved, the documentary includes interviews with other personalities who help to contextualise the success of this generation of humble origins in the England of the time. These include former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, the United filmmaker and supporter Danny Boyle, Stone Roses and Primal Scream, Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield, and other football stars such as Zinedine Zidane, Eric Cantona and Eric Harrison. For the announcement of the film at Thinking Football, we were visited by the former player of the Manchester United, David May.

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