Sport – Beckham says locking horns with ex-club Man U would be ‘beautiful’
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): David Beckham is eager to play against his former club Manchester United in the Champions League when he joins AC Milan next year.
While United will be seeded for the knockout stages, Milan will not be heading into Friday’s draw in Nyon, which means United are among six teams they could be drawn against.
“I would really like to face my former team in the next round. Since I left (United) in 2003, I have not returned to play at Old Trafford,” The Independent quoted Beckham, as saying.
“Seven years have gone by and I would like for that to happen. Me against Manchester, it would be beautiful, wouldn’t it?” added Beckham, who will join AC Milan on a six-month loan deal from the Los Angeles Galaxy when the transfer window re-opens.
The England midfielder, who won the Champions League with United in 1998, spent a decade with the Red Devils before moving to Real Madrid and knows how difficult is it to beat United.
“It would be very difficult. But it will be very exciting. I like big challenges and I would love to play that type of game. I would love to win the Champions League because it is a special competition, where the strongest teams compete,” Beckham said.
The 34-year-old’s priority until then is to earn a regular spot in Leonardo’s Milan.
“I am delighted to return to Italy. I can’t wait to go back to Milan. I am counting the days and there is only two weeks to go. Above everything, I want to be a part of this fantastic group,” said Beckham.
“It’s not important which position I play in midfield, the important thing is how I play.” (ANI)
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