Nearly 20 years ago to the day, a young David Beckham introduced himself to the world with one of the most spectacular goals the Premier League has ever seen.
With United already 2-0 up at Wimbledon, Beckham spotted goalkeeper Neil Sullivan off his line and figured, “why not?”
It didn’t matter that he was 60 meters out from goal, Beckham put his famous right foot through the ball, sending it sailing over Sullivan’s head and into the back of the net.
After Beckham went on to star for Manchester United for over a decade and play for some of the biggest clubs in the world including Real Madrid, AC Milan and of course, the LA Galaxy, he always came back to this goal as his favorite.
However, it’s not because the goal has become one of the most iconic goals in Premier League history.
It’s not because the goal helped him gain international fame and recognition.
It’s because the goal got the stamp of approval from one ‘man’.
But I was more happy about the fact that Eric Cantona came up to me afterwards and said, ‘good goal’. That was better than scoring the goal for me.”
The power of Eric Cantona.