Beckham move surprises Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson was taken aback by David Beckham's decision to join PSG for the rest of the season.

Last Updated: 01/02/13 at 19:43 Post Comment

David Beckham: Opted to join PSG

David Beckham: Opted to join PSG

Sir Alex Ferguson was taken aback by David Beckham's decision to join Paris St Germain for the remainder of the season.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder had been training with Arsenal after leaving LA Galaxy in November but opted to join the rich French outfit in the most eye-catching deadline-day deal.

Ferguson was not surprised at Beckham spurning numerous offers to return to the Premier League, having previously said he could never play for an English club other than United.

However, the Scot did not expect him to turn up in the French capital.

"I was surprised. I didn't see that," Ferguson told MUTV. "I didn't think he would join an English club. He always said he wouldn't after his career with United and he was true to his word.

"But I don't think anyone saw PSG coming."

Beckham will not join up with PSG until February 11, after the international break. He has signed a five-month contract initially.

Other than a couple of loan deals for United's young players being extended to the end of the season, Ferguson and the Red Devils were bystanders on deadline day as the mad scramble to sign players gathered pace.

And it is clear the veteran Scottish boss is not a fan.

"It is an absolute shambles," he said. "I am sure all the managers are glad it is all over."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ow.. ten paragraphs on West Ham in winners sections.. wow.. Its really Christmas time!!!.. Forever blowing bubbles..

metal
Premier League Winners And Losers

A

couple of wins and everything is OK! Sorry you still haven't got a striker who can consistently goals. Keep searching. I don't think Liverpool will make top four not even Europa League this time around.

larrylawrence
Rodgers still targets top four

I

f he can find the right player? Surely the manager of one of Europe's top clubs has a well-researched short-list and has a good idea of who he wants to bring on-board? If I can find the right player sounds like someone going out on Saturday night on the pull, and the nearer you get to midnight the lower your standards drop.

CamberleyGooner
Wenger to buy centre-half

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea go three points clear of Man City with 2-0 victory at Stoke

Chelsea will be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

Supercoppa Italiana: Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 in penalty shootout after 2-2 draw

Napoli goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as his side claimed a 6-5 victory on penalties over Juventus in the Supercoppa.

Sky Bet Championship: Sami Hyypia quits Brighton after six months in charge

Sami Hyypia has left Brighton after the club accepted his resignation as manager.

Mail Box

Becoming A Proper Fan Again In 2014

Man United fans can thank David Moyes for making them appreciate their club again. We also have mails on Liverpool, Newcastle, another Christmas XI and more...

Wenger Has Made Arsenal Mentally Weak

We have plenty of reaction to yesterday's result, with Mailers sick of Wenger, Mertesacker and Skrtel in particular. Plus why it's not yet time for 'Austin for England'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property