Former Manager Says David Beckham Will Regret Marrying Victoria?

Photo:  Men's Health 2012

Photo: Men’s Health 2012

David Beckham’s career at Manchester United effectively ended when he fell in love with (now wife) Victoria, claims his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in his new autobiography. The legendary manager, who recently retired after 27 years in charge at United, describes Beckham as a “wonderful boy” who was “like a son” to him at a press conference for the book yesterday.

However he claimed his desire to be famous took precedent over his football (soccer) ambition, which led to his transfer to Real Madrid in 2003.

Photo:  Rex Features

Photo: Rex Features

“Everything changed when he fell in love,” Ferguson said. “He wanted to give it all up for a new lifestyle, for stardom… David was the only player I managed who chose to be famous, who made it his mission to be known outside the game.”  And Ferguson thinks that, despite his success, he might one day regret his choice.


“From one perspective, it would be churlish of me to say he made the wrong decision, in the sense that he’s a very wealthy man. He’s become an icon. People react to his style changes. [But] at some point in his life, he may feel the urge to say, I made a mistake.”

What do you all think?  Do you agree or disagree with Sir Alex?


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