Manchester United beat AC Milan at the San Siro last night in what was David Beckham’s first appearance against his former club.

After delivering the cross which lead to Milan’s opening goal, Beckham became more ineffectual as the game went on, and was eventually subbed off with twenty minutes to play.

Beckham recognises Milan paid the price for not putting away their earlier chances, although was pleased to play in front of a full crowd for a change. The 80,000 seater San Siro was sold out last night which made a big change from the average attendance of 40,000 it has had in the league this season.

“I think we played really well in the first half,” said Beckham. “We went a goal up and had three really good chances. If we’d put them away obviously it would have been a different game but you have to put those chances away, especially against a team like Manchester United. In the second half the game opened up and they created a few more chances and they put them away. But Clarence getting the goal doesn’t finish the tie off. We’ll go to Manchester and it’s going to be a tough game, we know that.”

Despite being on the losing team, Beckham still enjoyed the occasions. “It was all right,” he continued. “I enjoyed it. The fans were great to me. It’s great to play in front of a full stadium.”