Like fathers, like sons! Romeo Beckham, 19, and Harvey Neville, 20, get a taste of the action against Barcelona as the two youngsters come on as substitutes for Inter Miami… 24 years after fathers David and Phil started for Manchester United against the Catalans are
There were a few familiar names on Inter Miami’s squad list when they faced Barcelona on Tuesday night. However, the faces weren’t quite as recognizable.
The young couple’s fathers enjoyed a number of exciting clashes with Barcelona during their time at Manchester United David Beckham In the 1998–99 season he scored a 3–3 draw against the Catalan side at Old Trafford.
While David, who was on holiday, was not there to watch his 19-year-old son compete against stars such as Frenkie deJong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he will no doubt have burst with pride to see he was earning first-team minutes for the club he owns.
Meanwhile, Harvey Neville had his whole family – including uncle and celebrity Sky Sports pundit Gary – present for his big moment at DRV PNK Stadium.
Beckham and Neville’s sons typically play for Inter Miami II, a third division club that had five of their group in the squad for the friendly against Barcelona.
Beckham Jnr has only recently returned to football after a five-year absence.
Romeo Beckham (left) and Harvey Neville (right) playing for Inter Miami against Barcelona
Romeo Beckham, 19, usually plays for Inter Miami II, a third division team full of young players
His father David famously got a taste of Barcelona with Manchester United 24 years ago
He traded the sport for tennis in 2015 after a brief stint in Arsenal’s youth department but returned to football in 2021 when he joined Miami, a club founded by his father in 2018.
Romeo, the second of Beckham’s four children, starred with Storm Models client Mia Regan after their shock split after three years together
Harvey Neville began his footballing career in the youth ranks of Manchester United, just like his father, who was part of the famous class of 92 that includes Beckham, before spending time at Manchester City and then Valencia, where his uncle Gary did some Time was spent by a manager, with Phil as his assistant.
Neville made his competitive debut for Inter Miami in May as a late substitute for DeAndre Yedlin against Tormenta FC, but 45 minutes against Barcelona is his most successful game to date.
Beckham Jnr was spotted chatting with former Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay
Harvey Neville was cheered on by his extended family as they came over to watch the game
This would have been very special for everyone involved as his uncle Gary would have posted a family photo from a box at the stadium.
That Sky Sports Wearing an Inter Miami jersey with Neville on the back, the analyst shared a series of Instagram Stories documenting watching his nephew play and his brother as manager.
“It was a great opportunity to play, you could feel the excitement in the air, the fans,” said head coach Phil Neville.
“I thought it was a brilliant learning experience for everyone involved, I thought we have to learn, we have to fight.”