Fergie: Right time for Beckham

Sir Alex Ferguson believes David Beckham has picked the right time to walk away from football.

Last Updated: 18/05/13 at 00:25 Post Comment

Sir Alex Ferguson says David Beckham has made the right decision

Sir Alex Ferguson says David Beckham has made the right decision

The former England captain, who opted to follow his old mentor Sir Alex Ferguson into retirement, will play his final game for Paris Saint Germain on May 26, ending one of the most high-profile careers in world football.

And Ferguson is sure that, at 38, Beckham, who spent a decade under the Scot at Old Trafford, has made the right decision.

"He's picked the right time," Ferguson said.

"He's won the league again with PSG and he is exactly the same as myself in that he'll have plenty of things to do.

"Fashion will be his role I would imagine, but he's a young man and he'll certainly have plenty of things to do."

Ferguson paid tribute to Beckham, who after leaving United went on to win league titles in Spain, the United States and now France.

"He is an amazing person and when it comes to longevity and reinventing himself - David has been absolutely incredible," Ferguson said.

"When he went to America there wasn't a person in this place who thought he would really have a career.

"Yet he still went on and played for his country and for Milan and PSG in European ties.

"The one thing he always had was unbelievable stamina.

"He could run all day and that has allowed him to stay in the game and play for his country into his mid-30s."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m concerned as I have swore at football matches and whilst watching football on the TV. Am I also in line for an FA charge?

mufc phil
Wilshere charged by FA

I

m a big Rafa fan, but when he substitutes Ronaldo after 60 minutes of his first game, which Real draw 1-1, I don't see the Real fans being patient. He'll be gone before October is out.

the tree
Rafa quiet on Sterling and De Gea

W

hy no blog? that's my summer ruined. Can someone start a petition on change.org please?

myyoot
The New Dawn Gossip

Footer 365

Chuck Blazer admits facilitating acceptance of bribes at FIFA

FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer has admitted facilitating the acceptance of bribes over the awarding of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insists he is not guilty

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insists he is not guilty of any corrupt practices and sees no reason to stand down.

Benitez emotional at Real unveiling

Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Real Madrid's apparent interest in Raheem Sterling and David de Gea at his Bernabeu unveiling on Wednesday.

Mail Box

Does Anybody Care About Russia?

Do any of us really care about the decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia? We're not sure anybody does. We have mails on Blatter, Rafa and lots more...

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company