Why Man United sold David Beckham in 2003, Premier League gets green light for return and more


The legendary Manchester United midfielder had fallen out with Sir Alex Ferguson after the latter mistakenly kicked a boot straight at the midfielder’s face in the dressing room.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has told beIN Sports that the club sold David Beckham in 2003 because the former English midfielder ‘was arguing every other week’.

Beckham grew apart from Sir Alex Ferguson after the latter kicked a boot that struck the Englishman in the eye after United’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Their relationship got to such a point that the United boss saw no other way than selling Beckham to Real Madrid later that year for a then club-record transfer fee of £25million.

Despite the acrimonious circumstances in which the Englishman left the club back then, he still enjoys a legendary reputation among the United faithful.

Why Man United sold David Beckham in 2003
Beckham scored 85 goals in 394 appearances for the Red Devils

Top News 2: Premier League gets green light for resumption

Premier League clubs lost £1bn due to COVID-19 last season
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Our Plan to Rebuild, the 60-page document that allows ‘cultural and sporting events’ to take place without fans, was released by the government earlier today.

The English government has given the green light to the Premier League and Championship to return behind closed doors from June 1st.

The football season has been on pause since the middle of the March, but the intention of the footballing higher-ups in England has always been to complete the currently suspended campaign.

While the document has given the go-ahead to the Premier League, it also states that any progress rests on the government’s five tests – which include the rate of infection coming down to ‘manageable levels’ and a ‘sustained and consistent fall’ in daily death rate.

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Top News 3: Gary Neville doesn’t want Man United to spend £20m on Ighalo

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The 30-year-old has scored 4 goals in 8 games for United (Image Credits: imago images / Sportimage Darren Staples / Sportimage)

Before the coronavirus pandemic brought football across most of Europe to a halt, Ighalo had scored 4 goals in 8 games for the Red Devils.

Gary Neville has warned his former side that they don’t need to spend £20m on Odion Ighalo in the summer transfer window

The Shanghai Shenhua loanee joined the Old Trafford giants on a six-month loan in January, with his subsequent performances convincing some Red Devils’ faithful to urge the club to turn the Nigerian’s stay at the club into a permanent one.

However, the former United full-back thinks that the 30-year-old isn’t worth £20m in the post-COVID-19 market. Neville also claimed on Instagram Live that he’d have said otherwise had the season not been suspended and Ighalo continued scoring goals.

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