Friday, 8th February, 2013
David Beckham has admitted that he would like to have the same sort of influence on games for Paris Saint-Germain as Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs do at his old club Manchester United.
Beckham starred alongside Scholes and Giggs at Old Trafford as part of manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s young crop that made the Red Devils the dominant force in English football, before he left to join Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2003.
The former England captain has also had spells at Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan (on loan) and has just joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
There have been question marks raised over whether Beckham can still cut the mustard at the highest level in Europe, especially as he will turn 38 before the season is over.
And it is to his former Manchester United team-mates, Giggs (39 years old) and Scholes (38 years old) that he is looking to as his inspiration.
"I look at players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, who are still at a high level", Beckham told Al Jazeera.
"They do not play in every game, but when they play, they have real influence on the game. I’m inspired by that", he added.
Beckham is in line to make his PSG debut against Sochaux in Ligue 1 on 17th February, with coach Carlo Ancelotti commenting that the midfielder may be ready for his bow in that clash.
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