David Beckham reveals he channelled his father’s advice before taking the two late corners that won Man United the European Cup in 1999…

David Beckham channelled his father’s advice as he stepped up to take the European Cup-winning corner in 1999, he revealed in Netflix’s new documentary about the Manchester United and England legend.

The Red Devils dramatically scored twice in injury time against Bayern Munich to win the European Cup final 2-1 at the Nou Camp, becoming the first English side in history to claim the Treble.

Both Teddy Sheringham’s equaliser and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s famous, last-gasp winner came from Beckham’s late corners, and the former United midfielder has opened up on his memory of the final.

When the creators of the ‘Beckham’ documentary, which was unveiled on Netflix on Wednesday October 4, asked him what he was thinking as he stepped up to take the crucial corners, he replied: ‘I just thought do what I did when I was a kid, when my dad used to make me do corner after corner after corner and put it in the exact spot he wanted it. If I didn’t he’d kill me.

‘He told me that moments like corners at the end of a match that can create history.’

David Beckham opens up on his relationship with his father in the new Netflix documentary

David Beckham opens up on his relationship with his father in the new Netflix documentary

The ex-Manchester United star played a key role during his side's European Cup win in 1999

The ex-Manchester United star played a key role during his side’s European Cup win in 1999

His father Ted, above, used to be very tough on him as a child and only had the highest expectations of him on the pitch, dreaming his son would one day play for Manchester United

His father Ted, above, used to be very tough on him as a child and only had the highest expectations of him on the pitch, dreaming his son would one day play for Manchester United

With United 1-0 behind in the first minute of added time, Beckham kept his composure and fired a dangerous cross into the penalty area, drawing several defenders and allowing his team-mates to find Sheringham open in the six-yard box for a tap-in.

Beckham lifts the European Cup trophy with Teddy Sheringham, left, who scored the Red Devils' crucial equaliser late in the game

Beckham lifts the European Cup trophy with Teddy Sheringham, left, who scored the Red Devils’ crucial equaliser late in the game

Two minutes later from the same corner, Beckham delivered another pinpoint cross towards Sheringham, whose glancing header found Solskjaer at the back post for the famous winner.

Manchester United were second best throughout the first half as Bayern Munich took an early lead in the sixth minute through Mario Basler.

Beckham, who had experienced an extremely challenging season in the wake of England’s 1998 World Cup exit, helped the Red Devils find a foothold in the game with his range of passing in the middle of the park.

Gary Neville claims Beckham ‘became a leader’ for the first time during their triumphant European Cup final, with Beckham going on to captain both Manchester United and England.

‘I think that game was the point where he became a leader,’ he said during the documentary. ‘And I thought, “s***, you’re inspiring me”.’

Sir Alex Ferguson, whom Beckham ‘looked up to as a father figure’, urged that the midfielder’s grit and determination was crucial in United getting back into the game.

He said: ‘That night, there was something inside David where he went, “I’m not going to let this happen”.

Sir Alex Ferguson, pictured left with Beckham after the midfielder signed a new deal at Manchester United in 2002, lauded his 'stubbornness and determination' during the 1999 final

Sir Alex Ferguson, pictured left with Beckham after the midfielder signed a new deal at Manchester United in 2002, lauded his ‘stubbornness and determination’ during the 1999 final

Former team-mate Gary Neville believes the final was when Beckham first 'became a leader'

Former team-mate Gary Neville believes the final was when Beckham first ‘became a leader’

‘It was a personal thing he had in him. A stubbornness and determination.’

Beckham also opens up on the relationship he had with his father Ted, who always dreamed of his son playing for Manchester United.

His father admitted to having up to 1,400 videos of Beckham playing when he was a child, having sent tapes off to football clubs in the hope of landing his son an opportunity.

The former footballer also revealed how his father used to be very tough on him as a child and only had the highest expectations of him on the pitch.

Beckham claims his father’s harshness towards him as a child helped him to better deal with the extreme abuse and backlash he received from fans after being sent off in England’s bitter World Cup defeat by Argentina in 1998.

The England midfielder faced extreme backlash from fans and the media after receiving a red card during England's bitter penalty-shootout defeat against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup

The England midfielder faced extreme backlash from fans and the media after receiving a red card during England’s bitter penalty-shootout defeat against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup

His relationship with wife Victoria Beckham is also a key aspect of the Netflix documentary

His relationship with wife Victoria Beckham is also a key aspect of the Netflix documentary

‘I could handle the abuse from the fans because of the way my dad had been with me,’ he said.

‘I used to hear my mum turn to my dad and say: “Stop talking the way you’re talking to him. Stop shouting at him. Stop telling him off. He did well today.” And dad would be like, “He did alright”.’

During the documentary, his father said: ‘Yes, I was hard. But it turned out, I think, to be the right thing.

‘That year made my son grow up into a man.’

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