Youthful David Beckham poses with Sir Alex Ferguson for Man Utd contract signing

David Beckham has commemorated his former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, with a social post accompanied with a picture of the pair from over 30 years ago.

The Inter Miami owner wished Ferguson a happy 80th birthday on Friday as he posted an image of them when he was signing his first contract with Manchester United.

Beckham went on to make his first-team debut in 1992, before becoming a global superstar.

And to recognise his former boss, the 47-year-old wrote on social media: 'Happy 80th birthday Boss… A man who has meant so much to me since I was a young boy & also gave me the opportunity to play for the club that I always dreamt of playing for THANK YOU…

“Have the best day with Cathy and the family Boss.”

At United, the former winger won the FA Cup twice and the Premier League title six times.

Considered one of the best in the world at the time, Beckham eventually left the Premier League and made the move to Real Madrid in 2003.

Beckham then had spells at LA Galaxy, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain.

One of the most famous incidents that stood out while Beckham was at United was when Ferguson accidentally kicked a football boot at his face, meaning he required stitches.

Popular Portuguese coach Carlos Quieroz was the United assistant in February 2003. He recounted to FourFourTime precisely what happened.

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He said: "It's time to establish the truth behind that story. Someone once said that if Sir Alex had intended that [hitting Beckham in the face], his left foot must have been real quality.

"I was there in the dressing room that day and, let's put things right, it was not a good shot – because the boot first hit a table and only then it went in Beckham's direction."

Queiroz then quipped: "Sir Alex, I'm very sorry, but your left foot was not quite as good as you think!"

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