Twenty years ago David Beckham was an insecure teenager struggling to cope with the pressure and demands of being a Manchester United player.
After attending a Bobby Charlton training school he signed schoolboy forms at Manchester United on his 14th birthday and two years later made his first team debut, coming on as a substitute in a League Cup match against Brighton.
But although he relished being part of United he found training life tough and wrote about it in letters to a mate named Lee, revealing he had just received his first pay packet for one hundred and twenty pounds.
He also told how he, Ryan Giggs and Lee Sharpe went to a nightclub and he and Sharpe "got pissed and pulled two birds."
The letters are displayed on the wall of The Old Coffee House pub in London's Soho, a popular spot for watching televised football matches.
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