David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nevilles and Butt enjoy Manchester night out as class of ’92 (and James Corden) reunite

By Glen Keogh

It’s not every day you dine with the members of one of football’s all-time great generations – or one of the world’s most famous men.

But that’s exactly what happened for a number of flabbergasted punters in new Spinningfields restaurant Artisan last night as Fergie’s golden class of ’92 strolled in for a meal.

David Beckham led the way, followed by Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville and Nicky Butt.

Oh, and James Corden popped along too.

The famed class re-united at the bar and restaurant at around 9.30pm, 22 years to the day since they signed their first professional contracts at Old Trafford.

As one of the most recognisable men on the planet, Becks managed to make his way to a more secluded corner of the restaurant quite easily, with many diners not even noticing as he took a seat alongside the Reds who’s who.

However hushed whispers turned to avid glances, as word spread that Golden Balls and co were in the restaurant, with people beginning to stand up from seats to try and catch a glimpse.

Below is my poor attempt to capture two of the famous diners: Scholes and Butt. Apologies for the quality, but it is them, I promise!

SPOTTED: An ecstatic Artisan diner finds Becks walking into the bar behind her

Beckham, wearing a green and blue checked shirt with now-trademark quiff, was the word on everybody’s lips.

Women began clambering to bathrooms to apply further make-up, and the bar seemed to get surprisingly busy as social media bristled with word of the stars’ appearance.

Surprisingly busy for 10.30pm on a Monday night, that is.

The other former players dressed casually, in shirts and jeans, with newly-announced player-coach Ryan Giggs sticking to a white t-shirt, jeans and white trainers.

The ‘class of ‘92’ describes the players who came through United’s youth system and transformed the club’s fortunes, with Fergie’s side winning the title in 1995/1996 with an average age of just 24.

Image courtesy of @hayleyharthern, Event Manager at Manchester235, with thanks.

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