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The redemption of David Beckham

As innate incubators for narrative and drama against which the daily mundanities of life are invited to be forgotten about for two-hourly stretches, as stories are told, stars are born and dreams…

A-Z of the 2000s: Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is the best British footballer of this century yet somehow he still doesn’t receive the recognition or accolades that he deserves

A-Z of the 2000s: Michael Owen

You can choose to remember Owen in any way you want, but consider yourself lucky that you weren’t playing against him during his golden years at Liverpool

Names of the Nineties: Eric Cantona

Cantona has become an icon for France and England: a legend and a man whose genius, as both footballer and public philosopher, remains unquestioned

Names of the Nineties: Andy Cole

Andy Cole may not be the first name on every United’s fan’s lips when you say goalscorer, but, as the truth of his legacy shows, he more than deserves to be

Names of the Nineties: Ryan Giggs

Beckham, Scholes, Neville, Phil and Butt might never have been offered the same opportunities had Ryan Giggs not flourished before them

Names of the Nineties: Peter Schmeichel

Peter Schmeichel remains a legend in Manchester, believed by most to be the greatest goalkeeper ever to have protected the Old Trafford nets

Names of the Nineties: Paul Scholes

A rare breed of English player, Paul Scholes was a highly intelligent footballer who had a superlative ability to make the game look oh-so-easy