Lee’s goal which won the FA Cup for Manchester Utd in a memorable 1990 Wembley Cup final replay, catapulted him to stardom as a 22-year-old.
That cup win secured the first of many trophies of the Ferguson era, kick starting the huge and lasting success of Manchester United in the 1990s and for many years beyond.
Whilst Lee’s Manchester United career was sadly cut short by a troublesome back injury, he gained immortality as a Manchester United FA Cup winner and is always asked about the game and his memories of being at the start of the Ferguson revolution.
Lee played over 100 times for United and was capped twice for England as an under 21 international before moving to Celtic in 1994. Lee subsequently played for Bristol Rovers and Huddersfield Town before ending his football career in the Welsh leagues.
Since retiring from playing football Lee has done youth work in his native Cheshire, helping young people progress academically and gain qualifications. He has also consistently coached young players including at Chester City.
Lee is still actively involved with Manchester United TV and is an ambassador at the club, regularly making trips and playing games with old United teammates all over the world.
Lee said: “Male mental health is a massive issue and I was delighted to see the hugely valuable work of JourneyMEN and to become an ambassador for the organisation. The current corona crisis has put a spotlight on mental health but it’s always been crucial that men get the support they need. I was keen to learn about JourneyMEN’s vital work and lend my support.”
You can watch Lee's stunning goal by visiting the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkrTEYSTLQs
JourneyMEN's first ambassador Lee Martin with CEO Phil Roberts