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The Manchester United team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992. The team consists of Kevin Pilkington, John O’Kane, George Switzer, Chris Casper, Gary Neville (captain), David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Simon Davies, Colin McKee, Ryan Giggs, Ben Thornley, Robbie Savage and Keith Gillespie (top row, extreme right)

The Manchester United team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992. The team consists of Kevin Pilkington, John O’Kane, George Switzer, Chris Casper, Gary Neville (captain), David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Simon Davies, Colin McKee, Ryan Giggs, Ben Thornley, Robbie Savage and Keith Gillespie (top row, extreme right)

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The Manchester United team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992. The team consists of Kevin Pilkington, John O’Kane, George Switzer, Chris Casper, Gary Neville (captain), David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Simon Davies, Colin McKee, Ryan Giggs, Ben Thornley, Robbie Savage and Keith Gillespie (top row, extreme right)

Time flies almost as quickly as Keith Gillespie racing past defenders in his pomp. It’s 30 years since the Northern Ireland hero won the FA Youth Cup with Manchester United’s famous Class of '92.

He smiles at the memory of playing alongside David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt in that side and recalls how as teenagers they signed their first professional deals for £230 per week without even looking at the figures on the contract.


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