Beckham pays tribute to Ferguson

David Beckham, who spent 10 years under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United before being sold to Real Madrid for £25m in 2003, has paid tribute to his former boss.

David Beckham
David Beckham

"It's been amazing. But that's what happens when you have stability, and a man that is so passionate and hungry, who has the love for one club that he has," Beckham told United Review magazine.

"He was the one that gave me my chance as a young kid. He gave me my debut at Brighton [in September 1992] and my Champions League debut against Galatasaray when I played at Old Trafford and scored my first goal for the club,” said Beckham.

"He’s the sole reason why I was successful at Manchester United and successful in my career. You see so many young players fall by the wayside but under the boss that was never going to happen. He looked after us all and gave us everything we needed to become the players and the men that we are today."

Ferguson, 69, is about to celebrate his 25th anniversary at the club.

Meanwhile, in what could be his final season with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Beckham set up the first goal and then won a penalty to lead his team into the MLS Western Conference final with a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls on Thursday.

The 36-year-old midfielder delivered the corner for Mike Magee to head in the equaliser in the 42nd minute.

He was then shoved by New York defender Roy Miller in the penalty box, allowing Landon Donovan to score the winner from the spot in the 74th.

Beckham, who is coming to the end of his contract with MLS side LA Galaxy, has recently been linked with a move to French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

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