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25 years ago this legend made his Manchester United debut

25 years ago today David Beckham made his professional debut for Manchester United.

The football legend came on as a second half substitute for Andrei Kanchelskis in a League Cup match at Brighton and Hove Albion.  He was just 17 at the time.

Lee Wallace scored our only goal in a 1-1 draw at the old Goldstone Ground in the first leg of our second round tie.  We won the second leg 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mark Hughes at Old Trafford.

This would prove to be Beckham’s only game of the 1992-93 campaign for us and he would not play first team football again until 1994 when he was briefly loaned out to Preston North End.

David Beckham made his Premier League debut for Manchester United on 2 April 1995 in a 0-0 draw versus Leeds United.

The former-United and England captain went on to win six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the 1999 Champions League before joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2003.  He won 115 caps and scored 17 goals for the England national team.

Footage of his debut appearance against Brighton can be seen here:

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  1. Lanre Adeyemi

    September 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    one DAVID is DAVID BECKHAM. Legend like no others, Class OF 1999.

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