David Beckham has revealed he and Sir Alex Ferguson are again on friendly terms after the pair fell out during their time together at Manchester United, ESPN
Beckham left United for Real Madrid in the summer of 2003, having been allegedly struck above the eye with a boot kicked by Ferguson. Ferguson accused Beckham in his 2013 book of thinking he was more important at the club than the then-manager, but Beckham has since explained that for all the disagreements he had with Ferguson, he never lost his respect for him.
“We get on,” Beckham said in an appearance on the BBC’s Graham Norton show. “It was made worse than it actually was. He was a father figure for me for so many years. He brought me to the club that I loved as a kid and I was successful at the club, so he gave me everything in my career.
“He will always be a man I look up to because he gave me the dream of playing for Man Utd,” the former England captain continued. “There was no olive branch,” he added regarding their reconciliation. “We just bumped into each other at certain occasions after I left Manchester United.
“We never discussed the falling out. There were things that upset me and there were definitely things that upset him about me, but I have so much respect for him as a manager and as a man and he gave me my dream.”
Beckham spent four years as a Madrid player, making 155 appearances, scoring 20 goals and winning La Liga in his final season, having featured almost 400 times for United and scored 85 goals. He claimed six Premier League winners’ medals at Old Trafford, as well as two FA Cups and the 1999 Champions League, and later represented LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and Milan, as well as winning 115 England caps.
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