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Ferguson: Beckham made the right choice

The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed David Beckham's decision to remain with AC Milan.

David Beckham has got his wish to remain with AC Milan until the end of the Serie A season.
David Beckham has got his wish to remain with AC Milan until the end of the Serie A season.

The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed David Beckham's decision to remain with AC Milan. Beckham will stay at Milan until the end of the season, return to the Los Angeles Galaxy from July to October and then rejoin the Serie A club for the rest of next season's campaign. The English player has made no secret of his desire to join the Italian outfit, where he has done so well since arriving on a short-term deal in January. It was a stance he outlined over dinner with Ferguson a fortnight ago when the pair publicly met for the first time since Beckham was sold by United to Real Madrid in 2003. And the Red Devils chief is delighted Beckham has got his wish. "It is good for him, there is no question about that because it is the right type of football," said Ferguson. "I spoke to David when he came for dinner with us in Milan. He was hoping it was going to happen and he wanted it to happen. "I have no doubt it is the best thing for him." It means that for all but the five-month period from June to November, Beckham will be playing at the highest level, a situation that should ensure he continues to be selected for England by coach Fabio Capello, who was instrumental in the 34-year-old joining AC Milan in the first place.

*PA Sport