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Ferguson: Beckham generation the spirit of Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United's current "spirit" comes from the David Beckham generation.

Ferguson discussed the club in conversation with Charlie Rose of PBS.

"One or two banners were up saying 'time up' and things like that, but I think it would be true to say that at that period I did lose a little bit of confidence. However, I didn't lose my determination. I knew that the things which I was doing at youth level were correct.

"So the Board, Martin Edwards and Bobby Charlton in particular, stood by me because they knew what was happening. So by doing that, I then knew that I was doing something special with these young players - Beckham, Giggs, Scholes, Butt, the Nevilles. They all came into the first team round about the same time. So when people assess United today, they maybe don't understand that those boys were the spirit of the club. They created the fantastic spirit of Manchester United as it is today."

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