David Beckham says that he’ll always be a Manchester United fan as the former Old Trafford star gets set to take on his old club in the Champions League this month. The midfielder, who is on loan at AC Milan for the rest of the season, still holds season tickets at Old Trafford and plans to return as a supporter once his playing days are over.
“I’ll certainly be back as a fan. I’ve still got season tickets and I’ll always keep them because I love to watch every game where possible and I’d love to take my sons one day,” the midfielder told Inside United magazine.
“United will always be such a special place to me, so we’ll just have to see what the future holds.”
Beckham, who said he almost cried when he saw the Champions League draw, is still contracted to LA Galaxy but will play in Milan in the build up to the World Cup in South Africa this summer. The midfielder has played five times since his return to the Italian club this season.
“It was just an unbelievable feeling to know I’d be going back, which is why I felt really emotional when the draw was made,” added the London-born midfielder.
“I met so many amazing people during my time there on and off the pitch that I’m very much looking forward to seeing everyone again. It’s the biggest club in the world and it’s one you always want to be a part of.”
“Coming to terms with not being a United player was very hard and certainly the toughest thing I’ve ever had to deal with. When you’re a Manchester United player and a Manchester United fan you never want to play for any other club.”