‘Brutally honest’ – Steve Bruce singles out Man Utd legend who was only ‘natural’ talent from Class of ’92, he never saw him out of breath

Manchester United legend Steve Bruce has insisted that only one member of the famous ‘Class of ‘92’ was the most ‘natural’ player he ever saw.

Several members of the Class of ’92 broke into the first squad and went on to become well-known players under Sir Alex Ferguson, the former manager of Manchester United.

Under Sir Alex Ferguson’s guidance, players like Phil Neville, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, and Nicky Butt all achieved success.

Ryan Giggs played under the legendary Scot for much of his playing career, but Gary Neville and Paul Scholes played for the club under Ferguson for their whole playing careers.

Before his relationship with Ferguson broke down and he secured a contract to play for Real Madrid, David Beckham rose to superstar status while playing for Old Trafford.

Like Beckham, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville would quit the Premier League team and play out the rest of their playing careers elsewhere.

The main players from the Class of 1992 achieved great success at United, and some of them were integral members of the renowned squad that took home the Triple Crown in 1999.

Some members of the Class of 1992, though, were considered as highly regarded prospects, and they were unable to break into the United first squad.

Bruce names most ‘natural’ Class of ’92 member

In an interview with talkSPORT, Steve Bruce discussed his experiences as a player at Manchester United in the 1990s and the ascent of the Class of ’92.

The 63-year-old United star acknowledged that his suggestion that Ryan Giggs was the only exceptional member of the Class of 1992 was “brutally honest.”

Bruce brought up the fact that David Beckham’s physical attributes were questioned and that fellow club icon Paul Scholes had “all sorts of problems” as a child.

“Well, all of them adapted really well, the only one that I naturally saw, where you thought as soon as you watch him, was Ryan Giggs,” he said.

“I’m going to be brutally honest. I mean, Scholsey when he was a kid had all sorts of problems, all sorts of problems with his knee and psoriasis and all sorts under the sunshine. It was difficult for him.

“Would Beckham be tough enough? But certainty when he got his chance, he grasped it and all.”

Bruce on Man Utd legend Giggs

Giggs is the first player in history to win 13 Premier League championships; in fact, Sir Alex Ferguson listed him as one of his four elite players.

The 50-year-old former United player, according to Bruce, displayed his raw skill on the pitch at the age of 14 and was a “absolute superstar.”

The former manager of Hull City and Newcastle, nevertheless, asserted that players like Phil and Gary Neville were only successful due to their “dedication.”

“I mean, Giggs was an absolute superstar at 14,” Bruce continued.

“I remember him training with us when he was 14, 15 and we thought, ‘Who was this little kid?’

“And he’s playing against Viv Anderson, who was England’s right-back, and basically taking the mickey out of him, where Viv in the end was having a little bop at the kid.

“You couldn’t catch him. He was so natural. He glided across the pitch where everything was so natural. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him out of breath.

“He had a wonderful capacity to dribble past people just effortlessly and a natural ability.

“All of the others, the two Nevilles in particular, hard work, attitude, dedication to the whole thing made them a player.”

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