David Beckham shares behind-the-scenes video ahead of ‘inspirational’ Save Our Squad Disney+ release

Disney+ has teamed up with David Beckham for a new football documentary.

David Beckham at Disney+ Save Our Squad screening
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Disney+ has teamed up with former professional footballer David Beckham to deliver an 'inspirational' documentary about a team of young grassroots footballers struggling to stay in the league.

With years of footballing experience under his belt, the former England and Manchester United star attended the first screening of Save Our Squad alongside his wife Victoria Beckham and three of their four children, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

The show, which airs this week, sees him go back to his roots in East London to help a team of youngsters realise their potential and not give up on their football dreams.

He shared a clip from behind-the-scenes and captioned it, "Join me behind the scenes at last night’s #SaveOurSquad screening.. we had a lot of fun 😂🍿"

Speaking about the upcoming six-part documentary, David shared a clip from the upcoming show for fans on Instagram, and captioned it, "Save Our Squad. A privilege to work with these boys and follow their season so closely. A story of resilience and hard work, both on and off the field. Streaming November 9th 🎥⚽️ @disneyplus #SaveOurSquad."

Save Our Squad is a heart-warming series that sees Beckham return to the East London football pitches where he played as a child. Here he will mentor a young grassroots side who are struggling to survive in the league. Beckham and his team will take these players, their coach, and their community on an uplifting, transformative journey of a lifetime. Save our Squad will be executive produced by Sean Doyle for Disney.

And fans have praised the first-look clip of the show. One fan put, "Please, more inspirational programming like this!! Love it!!"

Another fan said, "Amazing can’t wait to watch this! ✨" 

While a third fan added, "OMG 😲 this is amazing news😍"

And Victoria Beckham gave her verdict after watching a preview of the show, she said, "This really is incredible!!! I’m so so proud of Studio 99!!"

Sean Doyle, Director of Unscripted, said, “We are so thrilled to welcome David Beckham to Disney+. This is a fantastic opportunity to show the importance and impact of grassroots football in communities in the UK. The series will be exciting, dramatic, uplifting and full of heart and courage – everything David had in his own playing days!”

David Beckham added, “It is fantastic to be making Save Our Squad with Twenty Twenty and to shine a light on the kind of grassroots football that I experienced growing up and which gave me so much at the start of my life in the game. I was so fortunate to have a long and successful playing career and now to have the opportunity to give back to these communities as a mentor is incredible. Developing and nurturing young talent is so important in the game and it is great to be working with Disney+ on this project.”

Save Our Squad airs on November 9th 2022 on Disney+.

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