Thursday, March 15, 2007
hes always been a professional in whatever things hes doin and im sure thousands of fans in old trafford agree with me. he never said a thing against Man Utd and always praise his former team whenever he has a chance. he left MU bcoz of his manager misbehaviour 4 yrs ago and 2 days ago was the right time to patch things up. he will leave european football for good and the match was a perfect time for becks to say goodbye in old trafford. unfortunately, his knee injury prevented him to do so. nevertheless, red devils had the chance to listen what he had to say in his final appearance at old trafford.
Old Trafford witnessed a very public love-in on Tuesday as David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson seemingly buried the hatchet amid a multitude of compliments.
Ex-United star Beckham was in Manchester to watch his former club take on a Europe XI in a charity match and used the opportunity to lavish praise on the Scot.
"Everybody here knows you've got the best manager in the world at this club," Beckham said on the pitch at half time. "I just want to say that the time I spent at this club was the best time of my football career.
"I've waited four years to actually come back and say thank you to the fans and the people at this club."
Beckham, who started his career at United and was part of the treble-winning side in 1999 before moving on to Real Madrid, was well received by the 74,000 fans packed into Old Trafford who enjoyed a 4-3 home win over Marcelo Lippi's star-studded side.
"I'd expect he'd get a great reception," said Ferguson. "Even teams, when their managers have played for our club, always get a fantastic reception, quite rightly too."
Beckham's United career came to an abrupt end after falling out with Ferguson - who once famously kicked a boot in the midfielder's face in a fit of anger - but there seemed to be no grudges held as the fiery manager repayed Beckham's earlier platitudes.
"He had great years here. He came as a boy and all his formative years were spent here," Ferguson added.
"It was a great foundation here before he went on to Real Madrid. He was a great player."