The class of ’92 is one of the most romantic stories in football, but now one of Man Utd’s current crop wants to emulate the likes of Giggs, Scholes, Beckham and Neville.
It seems almost implausible in this day and age that a group of youngsters could come through the ranks together before going on to dominate both English and European football, however that is exactly what the Class of ’92 achieved. Some even went on to be some of the most successful players that the club has ever seen.
Now, fellow Man Utd academy graduate Jesse Lingard has admitted he is using the success of the class on 92 as an inspiration, and hopes that he and the current crop can emulate their predecessors.
Speaking to Football Focus, Lingard said:
“It is all about making new history but you see the team with Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville etc and you see what they achieved and it is only right that the likes of me, Marcus and Paul try and emulate that and win trophies.
“They came through the ranks together, but my (youth) team went their separate ways so to have another home lad like Marcus in the team and with Paul having been here since 16, we just want to try and emulate what they did.”
It has been a brilliant season for Lingard so far, scoring 13 goals for the club this season, as well as grabbing his first for England in the recent friendly against the Netherlands.