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LA Galaxy star David Beckham insists he was never offered a new contract by Manchester United ahead of being sold to Real Madrid.

"I read Bobby Charlton's book that says I was offered a contract, and that the figures offered were very fair. At that moment, I hadn't been offered any new contract at Man United," he stated.

"Sky Sports were at one of our games, and I was stood next to Gary Neville and I'd heard rumours other teams were interested in me, but I never thought it would happen and I remember turning to Gary on the pitch and saying, 'They've had talks', because I'd heard Man United had had talks with Barcelona.

"Sky lip-read it wrong because they said I was saying, 'I've had talks'. I'd never spoken to anyone at that moment."

So was it all down to a simple miscommunication in that moment? Beckham went on to recall the moment he knew his time was up with the Red Devils.

"The only time I spoke to Real Madrid was after I phoned up [then Chief Executive] Peter Kenyon and said, 'Can I speak to the manager? I need to know, is this what the manager wants?'" recollected Beckham.

"And he said, 'Yeah, it's time for you to go', and I was like, 'OK', and that was the first day I spoke to Florentino Perez at Real Madrid."

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SolskjaertheLegend said:
couldnt really give two hoots about him.......kinda glad he went, theres a new number 7 in town now.
I honestly feel the same. I just didn't want to post it and ruffle any feathers :D
 

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Bend it like Beckham? No more.

I honestly missed Beckham's free kicks until Ronaldo starts getting his right. It sure has been a long wait.;)
 

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Becks was one of most significant players that Man Utd had. It's was a real pitty that he left how he left..and left for money..:(..after 11 year at Man Utd...he left at those stupit galacticos...i'm afraid ronaldo will do the same in the following years if he gets better, even if i hope not:D
 

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Bobby Charlton a bit of a knob and beckham is so overrated by no footbal fans in the sense as he is a proberly will always be the best freekick and crosser of a ball in the world but when people say hes the best player in the world its a load of bull
 

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red_dec7 said:
Bobby Charlton a bit of a knob and beckham is so overrated by no footbal fans in the sense as he is a proberly will always be the best freekick and crosser of a ball in the world but when people say hes the best player in the world its a load of bull
:confused: What are you talking about? are you calling Sir Bobby a knob?
 

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red_dec7 said:
Bobby Charlton a bit of a knob and beckham is so overrated by no footbal fans in the sense as he is a proberly will always be the best freekick and crosser of a ball in the world but when people say hes the best player in the world its a load of bull

:confused: What? How is Bobby Charlton a knob!?
 

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Beckham was becoming bigger than the club and felt he was bigger than the club, at least that's how I think Fergie felt and probably the same way he felt about Ince...

Cappello sorted Becks out at Madrid and Beckham and Madrid went on to win La Liga...

I've always admired Becks but as we see time and time again if you fall out with Fergie, you fall out the door of United.........
 

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Beckham needs to get over that, his whole media circus was a joke, when he left he wasn't first choice Ole had been moved on the right to replace him and was doing a superb job.
If you look at the great midfield we had late 90s early 00's if you had to get rid of one of them it would be Beckham (out of Giggs, Keane, Scholes and Beckham).
His last season he scored from 1 free kick (against Everton his last game) and 1 corner (Charlton, his last home game), so he was hardly providing the goods as a set piece specialist. He needed to be moved on and its well known he was touting about Spain long before we actually accepted an offer. The man is doing himself no favours by keeping dragging this up.
 

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Beckham was a fantastic player for us and part of one of the best midfields United ever had. His passing, crossing, free-kicks & work rate were World class and he scored some terrific and vital goals for us. People who say he can't tackle, beat a man or use his left foot are wrong - he could but didn't do it often enough.

You can look back now and say it was the right decision for him to leave because of Ronaldo's current form and Beckham's decline but it took a couple of seasons for Ronaldo to even start filling the void left by Beckham's departure.

I was never interested in his showbiz lifestlye, bizarre fashion sense or Orville the Duck voice, just the fact that he was a superb footballer for club and country. For that, I have the utmost respect for him.
 

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Too be honest its nothing to do with Ronaldo's coming in, i was happy to see him go at the time and thought it was best for him to move on.

Very good footballer circa 98 - 2001.

Never world class for me and not as important to the team as many others were.
 
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