David Beckham’s first ever Manchester United goal (video)

David Beckham – the man we all love to love. He has become a national icon since appearing on the scene in 1992 and has today announced his retirement.

Born in Leytonstone in 1975, Beckham was a Manchester United fan from a very young age after inheriting his parents passion for the club and even attended as a ball boy. However, being based in the capital he had trials with local clubs and ended up signing to the schoolboy ranks of Tottenham Hotspur.

He then signed forms for the United youth academy at the age of 14 and never looked back. He made his first team debut at the age of 17 against Brighton in a League Cup appearance and gradually worked his way into the first team with a number of other promising youngsters.

Paul Scholes, who also retired this month, Ryan Giggs, the Neville brothers and Nicky Butt all progressed into the team and were the core to United’s success in the early 90s. Beckham went on to play almost 400 games for the Red Devils and left for Real Madrid in 2003 with 15 major trophies.

His time in Spain wasn’t so prolific, but two major trophies in 155 games is nothing to be sniffed at. He then took his imagine over to America with LA Galaxy and also had spells with AC Milan in the close-seasons.

He is currently at Paris Saint-Germain, where he will retire, although his wages have been going to a local children’s charity which suggests what sort of man he is.

His international career is what has made him so popular after being a national villain after his red card in 1998, but won the country over in no time. His goal against Greece in the last seconds of the game still sends tingles down spines.

Here is Beckham’s first ever Manchester United goal.