David Beckham said he was close to tears when he found out via text that AC Milan would be playing United in the next round of the European Cup. But he is going to be a professional about the game, hoping to beat United, but trying not to celebrate if he scores against us.

“If I score I will not celebrate,” Beckham said. “I would love to score but I definitely wouldn’t celebrate. I know that sometimes when it’s a big occasion you don’t think, so you can never tell what will happen. But I am telling you I wouldn’t want to celebrate.”

Beckham goes on to claim that he misses the club every day but that he hopes to knock us out and won’t like it if Milan lose.

“I’ve got a great rapport with the fans, the staff there and the manager,” he continued. “It was the club I always wanted to play for and it is my dream club. I still miss being a United player. I haven’t been back to Old Trafford since I left nearly seven years ago and I miss it every day. This will be the first time – and to go back with AC Milan makes it even more special. It will be a very special occasion for me. But the biggest thing is that I am going back with AC Milan. It will be a special night, but it’s business. It’s difficult for me to think about knocking out United. But I won’t like it if we lose, so I’m going to have to be professional.”