Which shirt is Beckham's favourite?

Thursday 16 November 2023 11:17

Manchester United provided the start of David Beckham's illustrious career in football, and beyond.

The club legend was part of the famed Class of '92 and achieved great things with the Reds before plying his trade across the globe for the likes of Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

Such clubs, including the team he is co-owner of - MLS side Inter Miami - have donned striking kits over the years, and Becks was recently tasked with choosing his favourite.

It is no surprise, given his success at Old Trafford, that the England icon feels one particular United shirt stands out among all others from his celebrated career.

David Beckham and Gary Neville celebrate winning the 1999 Champions League final.

"It's going to have to be this one," he said, selecting our 1998/99 home jersey.

"The Treble-winning shirt, the Champions League shirt. For me, that was special."

It wasn't just this iconic kit that caught Becks's eye during the episode, however, with other United strips also standing out for sentimental reasons.

Viewing United's 1990-92 home jersey, he said: "This shirt is what we won the FA Youth Cup final in."

Pressed on the success of the Class of '92 and how he and the likes of the Nevilles and Paul Scholes broke through and had an impact, he said: "We were so successful but then when we all stepped up to going in the first team, the reason we were so successful in the first team was because we had Mark Hughes, Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister.

"[We had] all of these great players [like] Roy Keane to help us evolve. We were successful as a youth team but, once we stepped up, we needed the other players with experience to teach us."

David Beckham celebrates a goal against Coventry in 1995/96.

The 1995/96 season was particularly memorable for Becks. Recalling this campaign, while admiring another history-laden United shirt, he explained why.

"It was an amazing moment [winning my first trophy for the club]," he said

"That season had gone from us all coming into the team, and a lot of people doubting having young players in the squad, to then being so far behind, playing catch-up and then winning it in the way that we did.

"Then doing the Double for the first time, especially against Liverpool, that was special."