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Becks: I’ll Do Everything I Can To Make United Lose

Manchester United fan, David Beckham, who is currently on loan for a few months at AC Milan, has today claimed he will do everything he can to knock United out of the Champions League this season.

“I will do all I can to beat Manchester United,” said Beckham. “Manchester United are a great team, and to beat them we need a great Milan performance, but also some luck. The important thing when you get to these big games is to be ready. It will be emotional for me as it’s the first time I’ve played against Manchester United since leaving them seven years ago. It will also be the first time that I hope they lose. I play for Milan now and so my objective is to play a great game so we can go through.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. jack says:

    super John O Shea
    well said. legend.

  2. SteniS says:

    I’ll be utterly embarrased if he gets booed when he return to Old Trafford. The man did so much for United when he was here and was absolutely magical to watch at times. He was my one of my big football heroes when I grew up supporting United and in my book he’s a legend for sure.

  3. King Eric says:

    aig – Re your Milan teams of the nineties. I was a fan of Donodoni and Albertini. Two Milan greats.

  4. King Eric says:

    Stenis – Despite some of the negative comments David WILL get a good reception at OT, I am pretty sure of that.

    parryheld – Ha ha! Nice one pal.

  5. aig alex is god says:

    @King Eric

    Forgot to mention them. They had so many great players.Excellent team in the 90s . They did well in Europe even then.They always seem to get it right in Europe and always struggle in the league.

  6. The Shankill Skinhead says:

    Publicity seeking fucking muppet. If he gave a shit about us he would have put football before his other interests and he would still be here. Who really gives a shit about david beckham, or indeed the endless drivel eminating from his mouth.

  7. Fred says:

    Scott the Red, Beckham’s departure from United hit you hard, didn’t it?

    Your bitterness towards the man is quite astounding and these articles sniping about him wanting to beat United are juvenile crap.

  8. Paul H says:

    At the risk of stirring things up again, I think he’ll get a good reception at OT because those most likely to be booing him will be outside the stadium in self-imposed exile congratulating themselves on how they ‘showed Europe’ as the G&G campaign blows itself out.

    In footballing terms, his dead ball skills were legendary and he was a great team player. I for one will be looking away tomorrow night, if Milan are awarded a free kick to left side of our box….

    He never whinged about anything, never pulled his face and his on field demeanour was always spot on. And let’s not forget that Beckham’s tenure at United was £good for both parties. Sure, he lined up lot’s of lucrative personal deals and clearly some of the contributors to this thread get a little hot under the collar when they write about him in underwear (I could speculate as to why, but I won’t…) but seriously, how many number 7 shirts did we shift globally?!

    At the end of the day, he was a model professional and a decent chap all round. I used to see him out and about town quite often (particularly before he became a global brand) and he always had time for anyone who wanted to talk to him.

    But a global brand he is and I remember driving around LA while he was still a Madrid player with months left on his contract and seeing the big signs with his name in lights: “Beckham comes to the Galaxy”. H’mmm, God only knows what the Americans made of that. Milan certainly value him to have him back under two different coaches. Or is it all down to his mate Silvio Berlusconi?

    But footy fans are fickle and some of those who did a great job defending and supporting him when he needed it after the Argentina world cup match, will probably give him a hard time in a few weeks. I think he can take it though.

  9. washy1987 says:

    I can’t believe the reception you guys are giving him on this site. He’s just being professional, whilst reminding us he still obviously supports us.

    What do you want him to say..’I don’t care about Milan because I just want United to win’. No, he has a job to do..and its [un]fortunate we got drawn together. I hope we all give him an amazing response in a couple of weeks time.

    Fantastic player for us, gave his all and still speaks so fondly of the club. Top class, and good luck to him. Apart from these two games!

  10. Fred says:

    Becks hates Glazer.


  11. trevor says:

    @Paul H

    I think he will get a good reception also. He didnt leave old trafford in great circumstances. It wasnt his fault to be honest, i think it was fergie not being able to accept his World Wife Popularity and Beckham being in the spotlight. Add o that the Bitch of a wife he has!

    Anyhow, i actualy admire Becks for the way he conducted himself after he left Old Trafford. he has never slated the club, or slated fergie to the extent he could have!

    At real madrid he nearly single handedly won real the title, Ever goal near the end came from becks. A cross or shot. Was certainly phenominal stuff!

    6 months prior to the end of his real madrid contract capello dropped him publicly, said if he has signed for another team he isnt a real madrid player… Blah blah blah!

    What was beckhams responce,?? Did he throw his toys out of his pram? Did he publicly slate capello? Hell no, he knuckled down and forced capello play him.. When he got into the team, cappelo couldnt leave him out! He played him in the last 3 matches with an injury! ..What a way to respond!

    Beckham is a big game player, He might not have the legs but by god he will be up for this game!

    Can evra stop him, hell yes but i still think becks has the ability to hurt us at some point! Any Free kick within 30 yards is a possibilty!

    One of the other things about this game is that the becks circus will certainly give the Milan team a little extra lift not that they fucking need it!

  12. California Devil says:

    Settle Down Becks, I watch you in Los Angeles, You’re not that great anymore. Patty E will make you look a pillock.

  13. Paul H says:

    @Trevor you’re right. The closing stages of his Madrid career were unbelievable. Talk about belief. Talk about professionalism. Then he went and proved to Capello (this time as England manager) that he could come back again and do a job.

    I think knowledgable football fans across the globe will acknowledge him as one of the game’s greats. I think if certain United fans could put aside their ‘traitor’ views then they would agree.

    Interesting debate for another thread and perhaps even a vote: what makes a United legend?

    From the modern era (90s onwards), I’ll throw a few names out there to see what folks think. I don’t necessarily agree with some of the names but let’s see. There will be a theme….and a few cult figures :)

    Bryan Robson
    Steve Bruce
    Brian McClair
    Mark Hughes
    Eric Cantona
    Peter Schmeichel
    Roy Keane
    Ryan Giggs
    Paul Ince
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
    Andy Cole
    Dwight Yorke
    David Beckham
    Paul Scholes
    Gary Neville
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Edwin Van Der Sar
    Patrice Evra
    Darren Fletcher
    Teddy Sheringhan
    Mark Hughes

  14. jack says:

    “The Shankill Skinhead Said,
    February 15th, 2010 @20:42

    Publicity seeking fucking muppet. If he gave a shit about us he would have put football before his other interests and he would still be here. ”

    well its abit hard to stay when your being forced out?? everyone knows becks wanted to stay here for the rest of his career but weren’t up to him at the end of the day. quality player for us and a proper red, legend.

  15. Dave Mack says:

    What a bitter and twisted bunch we have on this site!

    Becks gives a class interview, referring to how great a club United is and how much he owes Fergie who he describes as an “incredible man” but as far as your concerned he’s lieing and only saying it for the money!!??

    Same type of comments are said about Ronaldo despite everything he says.

    Sad, bitter fools …get a life!

  16. jack says:

    “I will do all I can to beat Manchester United,”

    Media twisting Beckhams words again, tut tut.

  17. manchuchu says:

    Legends in my book (The rest, not at this time):
    Bryan Robson
    Brian McClair
    Eric Cantona
    Peter Schmeichel
    Roy Keane
    Ryan Giggs
    Paul Ince (Barely made it in on account he bin dipped later)
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
    Paul Scholes
    Gary Neville
    Edwin Van Der Sar
    Patrice Evra
    Teddy Sheringham

  18. manchuchu says:

    Belay that.

    Strike Ince of that list.

  19. Red Devil says:

    What else is he expected to say………!

    Common sense, (not what Beckham is famous for) but at least he has experience now as Sir Alex put it.

  20. mufcdevils says:

    good for u becks, nobody gives a shit

  21. dumb4ss says:


    Exactly. There’s no point in getting worked up by such words. Whats wrong in being committed towards winning a match against ur opponents, even its against ur former club. He’s just trying to be professional whilst trying to hold his inner passion for manchester.

    Besides, he always had such good things to say about man utd and everything else linked to the club. IMHO he was a great player for man utd and also generated so much popularity and money for us.

  22. spencer says:

    I might get stick for this but I really couldn’t care less about Beckham.

    Don’t get me wrong, I will give him a good reception on his return as I do with all our ex players as long as they don’t go to the dippers or the massives. And I do appreciate his contributions to the club. But I put him in the Tevez/RVN bracket on players not being man enough to admit they wanted out. Now, I don’t have a problem if a player has served us well and feels it is time for a change as long as they don’t start rubbishing the club on their exit. That is why I have no problem with Ronaldo. I do have a problem with players who want to leave, get their wish and then say ‘I wanted to stay but it was the manager…….’. End of the day, Beckham was/is a lifelong United fan. People think Fergie picked on Beckham but with what reason? Good reason obviously. Beckham’s celebrity lifestyle was becoming more important to him than United. And before people say ‘Fergie just doesn’t like players having celebrity lifestyles and its nothing to do with Beckham not focusing on his football and United’, well just look at his comments on Ronaldo today and see how much respect Fergie still has for him. Because whatever his faults, a player like Ronaldo always put his football first. IF United were so important to Beckham, then I would like to know why the hell he didn’t listen to Fergie and ease down his circus and focus on Manchester United. I read somewhere that Giggs used to be seen out a lot in the early 90s and then suddenly he stopped. Probably because SAF told him to stop and Giggs cared enough about the club and his future with us to do so.

    Make no mistake. I doubt Beckham signing for Real Madrid was something that just happened one day. It IMO was probably planned for months by him, not that he will be man enough to ever admit that. Funny how, Sir Bobby Charlton, said in his autobiography that Beckham turned down a new contract that was offered to him. Funny that, for a player who was so desperate to want to stay wasn’t it?

    I have read comments on other forums with people hoping Beckham has a great game but Milan play badly on the whole and if we have the tie sown up, Beckham scores. Rubbish. I hope he has a stinker, because after all he is just another opposition player

  23. King Eric says:

    Spencer – Great post mate. Yeah they reckon Giggsy used to be out at the Hacienda with Sharpey in the early nineties.

  24. spencer says:

    RE: King Eric

    thanks mate. aye heard that about giggsy as well. just irritates me about the hype surrounding him. he probably won’t even play much in these two games. this is ac milan v man utd and it has all been about st beckham. i mean on mutv the other day, a mate of mine said a fan asked if other fans would like to see beckham score against us. I mean come on. People say ‘oh we like beckham because he is a big united fan and has been since childhood’, but that is part of the reason why I have a problem with him. It makes how he behaved and leaving worse. If I played for United one day and if I ever got that chance (I am too old now but when I was younger), I would listen carefully to what Fergie would tell me, take his advice and certainly not turn down new contracts.

  25. King Eric says:

    Spencer – hello mate. Yeah talk sport are banging on about St David too. Probably the same cunt’s like Durham that were vilifying him post France 98. One thing Adrian Durham said REALLY annoyed me actually. He was siding for Becks against a caller and said when “David was FORCED out of Old Trafford”. Get your facts right Durham.

  26. spencer says:

    King Eric

    aye heard a bit of that before and Gough going ‘I never got to meet Beckham when I was playing cricket boo hoo’. Pair of bellends. Mind you, I can’t blame them for thinking Beckham was forced out, its what a good PR machine does for you. How funny would it be if Beckham didn’t feature once in these two matches? Not that I would care because Pat would have him in his pocket


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