Class of ’92 : The Business Side of Things

Arjun Ohri – BSM 1

Ahh, One of the best academy players ever produced by an English Club from the 1990’s were The Class of ‘92. It comprises players like David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes, who all grew up under the legendary Coach Sir Alex Ferguson. They all were the second wave of youth players that brought success to the club in every aspect. Each and every one of them had their moment under the sun during their stint with the club. The Class of ’92 contributed with 35 trophies (13 Premier League, 10 Community Shield, 4 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 2 Champion League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 1 Inter-continental Cup). They all were present during the most prosperous era of the club also known as the Fergie Era.

The Class of ’92 was active until the end of the 2012-2013 season, as the last one to leave the club was Ryan Giggs. In these 21 years, the club earned a total of £870 million which includes the Merit Prizes, TV Rights, and Commercial Revenue etc. All taken into the consideration, they were the reason behind the club’s fame, honor, and better spon- sorship deals, plus Man United didn’t have to pay for them as they were home grown players increas- ing the tally of profit by a larger margin. The Class of ’92 still helps in bringing revenue to the club by helping them in the management and bringing up of academy players which is still a profit supplement to the club in one way or the other.

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