David Beckham and Ryan Giggs

How Giggs made it to 23: Manchester United's legendary winger scoring in each of his seasons as a professional... the kits, hair, team-mates and positions since 1990

Eric Cantona

Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards, via Alex Ferguson, rebuffed the request. Bill Fotherby, the Leeds United managing director, was on the phone asking about the availability of United's quietl.

Manchester United manager Matt Busby, the first recipient of the Football Sword of Honour, presented to him in Manchester for 'distinguished service to British and International football' - 2 December 1964

Manchester United manager Matt Busby, the first recipient of the Football Sword of Honour, presented to him in Manchester for 'distinguished service to British and International football' - 2 December 1964

Manchester United young guns - Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Terry Cooke.  "You'll win nothing with kids", someone said!

Manchester United young guns - Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Terry Cooke

van Persie strikes the free-kick to score the winner vs local rivals Manchester City.

Robin Van Persie scoring a winner free kick in the added time giving Manchester United the most crucial win in Manchester City's home ground.

"It was massive for us to be involved with the biggest club in the world, but it was a dream for us to be playing for our local team” Paul Scholes recalls the Class of ’92 and being part of a team mainly Made of Manchester.

Golden generation: The Class of (from right) Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs pictured with manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011

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