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Wednesday 7 December 2016

David Beckham: Fergie was right - I wasn't a world class player

David Beckham (right) with manger Alex Ferguson in 2002
David Beckham (right) with manger Alex Ferguson in 2002

David Beckham agrees with Sir Alex Ferguson's assessment that he was not a "world-class" player.

The former Manchester United manager's latest autobiography includes a claim that he managed only four players deserving of that description during his long Old Trafford reign.

Former England captain Beckham was a notable absentee from a list which comprised of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona.

But asked if he was "insulted" by his omission, Beckham told BBC News: "Not at all.

"I played for the greatest manager of all time for the amount of time that I did, I was lucky to play with the players I did and be successful with the club that I loved and still love.

"I tend to agree with the manager. There's certain players that you can call world-class, thankfully I played with many of them.

"I'm proud as a Manchester United player that we were successful and I'm proud as a Manchester United player that we have the best players come to our team."

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