Juventus won Gary Neville's testimonial, 2-1, but it was an entertaining exhibition nonetheless. It was disappointing to see not enough former players invited/suited up. Anyhow, that didn't stop me from getting nostalgia overload seeing both Neville brothers, Nicky Butt, and of course David Beckham running around in a United kit at Old Trafford again. They along with Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes just felt like the glorious 90's all over again. Fantastic.
I'll be honest, I shed a few tears for Gary Neville when he came off the pitch. Heaven knows I'd be in mourning when Giggs and Scholes (more so Giggs) hang up their boots.
I love these before and after pics. So, this was the much vaunted Class of '92 back in erm, 1992. From the left, that's Giggs, Nicky Butt, Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, and Scholes...
Before tonight's testimonial, 19 years later... the same group with Sir Alex in the present pic instead:
Giggs, Becks, and Scholes have aged fairly well. Nicky Butt is bald.
I've seen these guys debut all those years ago and I must be feeling ancient right now.