By Andy Hyslop
- Beckham talks about UNICEF game at Old Trafford on November 14
- Looking forward to working with Sir Alex again
- Backs Ryan Giggs as next United manager
David Beckham held a press conference at Old Trafford to promote the charity game on November 14. Beckham will be captaining a Great Britain and Ireland XI against the Rest of the World.
Beckham talked about the privilege of having the game played at Old Trafford. The venue is a second home for Beckham having of course played for Manchester United and been a lifelong United fan. He thanked United for there cooperation in staging the game.
Beckham is also relishing the prospect of playing under Sir Alex once more. He still has the upmost respect for his former manager and still calls him “boss” like many of his ex-players still do.
Beckham told the assembled press that it is very special to have Sir Alex managing the team for this game. He is most decorated manager in the history of English football and the man who gave Beckham the chance to play for the club he has always supported.
Beckham says Sir Alex always had a hold over him and always will. He says as a kid he was always wary of talking about nights out and drinking in front of him and still is.
Beckham also backed his former team-mate Ryan Giggs as the next Manchester United manager. Giggs is getting invaluable experience working with current manager Louis Van Gaal.
Beckham says he always felt that Giggs had a streak in him that you see in all the top managers. Beckham should know having played for some of the very best during in his career.
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