David Beckham remembers his Man United golazo v Wimbledon, tells an Eric Cantona story [Instagram]

It’s still one of the all-time great Manchester United and Premier League goals.

19 years ago, on August 17th in 1996, David Beckham announced himself to the world of football in dramatic fashion.

Still a young pup, 21-year-old Beckham scored from inside his own half during Man United’s opening day win over Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.

Goldenballs took to Instagram last night to post his own memories of that goal on the social media site, and Beckham revealed two stories from that occasion.

Firstly, Beckham said that what “meant more” than scoring against the Dons was the reaction of Eric Cantona, who said “David, what a goal!” after his masterstroke. 

Becks also revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson taught him a major life lesson after the game, as he banned the midfielder from taking an interview.

Beckham called Ferguson “my father figure”.

Read David Beckham’s Instagram update below.

19 years ago today WOW … A goal that meant so much to me but what meant even more was Eric Cantona saying " David what a goal " then the BOSS saying your are not doing any interviews 😀… Great words from one of the best @manchesterunited players in the history of the club and wise words from my father figure …. Happy days

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