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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

Names of the Nineties: Andrei Kanchelskis

t his peak, Andrei Kanchelskis was irresistibly brilliant. He was a quintessential Manchester United winger, a player made in the club’s own image

Names of the Nineties: Paul Ince

A midfield general so typical of his era, Paul Ince was a commanding footballer whose controversies shouldn;t overshadow his undoubted talent

Names of the Nineties: David Beckham

Beyond his talents, which remains absurdly questioned to this day, David Beckham broke ground in English football – a footballer who transcended society

Names of the Nineties: Lee Sharpe

Had the cards fallen differently for Lee Sharpe at Manchester United, we may have been talking about him as a true club legends from the 90s

Names of the Nineties: Mark Bosnich

Mark Bosnich may look back on his career and wish he’d not let it slip so easily – partly because, at his best, he was a goalkeeper of outstanding quality